Before we finish for 2019 we wanted to share these community news items with you from our Community Engagement Managers;

Grants for Groups with Wessex Water

Wiltshire Community Foundation are one of four Community Foundations partnering with Wessex Water to offer financial support to grassroots groups that bring people together across their region.

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to organisations that build cohesion in communities, with priority given to smaller groups that work in areas of financial deprivation or rural isolation and/or work to raise awareness of drinking water for healthy living or saving water.

The fund is open for applications on 6 Jan 2020 and the deadline for applications is 14 February 2020. Full information here. 

Tisbury – Young Peoples Mental Health 

Join Tisbury Area Board on the 29th January, 6.30pm at the Nadder Centre, Tisbury to consider the issue of young people’s mental health.

The debate will be opened by the local Member for Youth Parliament, and facilitated by young people from the Mere based charity Seeds4Success.

When local priorities were last reviewed in 2018, young people’s mental health ranked very high as an issue needing attention and action.

The council’s Commissioner for children and young people’s mental health services will also update us on Wiltshire’s new strategy. See here for more info on one aspect of that strategy that has been designed by local young people.

The debate will be hosted by the South West Wiltshire Area Board.  Full information here.

Wiltshire Mind opening in Tidworth

Wiltshire Mind are starting a new mental health peer support group in Tidworth and are looking for volunteers to help the facilitator run the sessions

If you have some free time and would like to help your community, please consider giving your time for a few hours each week to help at our new Support Group which will run on a Thursday morning 10.30am – 1.30pm, starting in January. Full information here.

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