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Funding: Wolfson Foundation Mental Health Initiative - Deadline: 11th Jan

Proposals are invited for innovative research projects that advance the understanding and treatment of mental health.  Research should focus on areas broadly defined as anxiety and depression.

Social Prescribing Update from 1st December

Social Prescribing services have been funded across the county to help people over 18 to improve their health and wellbeing by providing support and advice, beyond, or as an alternative to, medical intervention. 

Resource: The CATCH Project (Norwich and Broadland)

CATCH is a pilot project which offers some homes, businesses and schools installation of water butts or rain water planters free of charge in certain areas.  

Special Schools Plan

Norfolk County Council have approved plans to create more than 500 extra places in four new special schools and specialist bases within mainstream schools. 

Funding: Horizon 2020 - Various deadlines

The following streams are part of the Horizon 2020 fund which is the EU’s research and innovation programme

Breaking Barriers - support for children and young people with familiy members in prison

Breaking Barriers is a free service that supports children of offenders through one-to-one sessions to break down some of the barriers that may prevent them from engaging with school or family, and from maintaining positive ties (as appropriate) with their imprisoned family member.

Report: Norfolk Community Foundation’s Our Impact 2017

Norfolk Community Foundation have published their report demonstrating the impact of their grant making in 2017.

Funding: UK Theatres Grant Scheme - Deadline: 8th January

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to not-for-profit groups which own or run theatres.  

Consultation: Norfolk Young Carers Survey

Norfolk Young Carers Forum are doing some research aimed at getting young carers and young adult carers voices heard. 

Funding: Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach 2018 - Deadline: 7th Jan

Applications are invited from organisations with work, projects or products that:

Encourage young people to participate in democratic processes, shaping the future of the EU.
Engage young people in supporting the EU’s core values: human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights.
Raise awareness of the history of the EU to young people.
Develop critical thinking and resilience in young people, against anti-democratic populist discourses, in and about the EU.


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