Funding to run a social prescribing pilot for mental health and wellbeing

We are inviting applications for grant funding from national Third Sector organisations in Wales, to run a mental health focused social prescribing pilot scheme.

Applications are now open. Please read the guidance in full before completing the application form.

Applications will be open until 17:00 on Friday 9 February. We will not be able to accept any applications submitted after this time.

Social prescribing describes ways of linking people to community-based, non-medical support. There is no fixed definition, and so for the purposes of this grant, social prescribing is a mechanism that links people to wellbeing services.

We expect to invite bids that:

  • are based on a link worker model, accepting referrals from a variety of sources including primary care
  • operate in at least two distinct pilot areas, including the Welsh valleys
  • include a robust independent evaluation as part of the pilot
  • are developed in collaboration, for instance with health, social care or other third sector partners.
We expect grant funding to begin from 1 April 2018.