The deadline for community groups applying for wellbeing funding is one month away, say local charity Engage Renfrewshire.

Just over half a million pounds has been made available by Scottish Government to support community based mental health support in Renfrewshire.

The funding will help tackle the impact of social isolation, loneliness and the mental health inequalities made worse by the pandemic. Grants will be made by Engage Renfrewshire, the third sector interface, which supports local charities and community groups.

Grass roots community groups and organisations will be able to benefit from the funds to deliver activities and programmes to people to reconnect and revitalise communities building on examples of good practice which have emerged throughout the pandemic.

Engage’s community and partnership manager Karen McIntyre said “there’s a month to go until our deadline – we’re encouraging Renfrewshire community groups and small local charities to apply for funding.”

“It’s been incredible to see communities responding so creatively to the pandemic. This funding is a unique opportunity to build upon on those initiatives which have boosted the wellbeing and mental health of local people, during a really challenging time.”

Applications are due in by Friday 7th January, 2022. Guidelines and forms are available at www.engagerenfrewshire.org/engage-support/community-mental-health-wellbeing-fund or contact info@engagerenfrewshire.com