MARCH Network
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The MARCH Network                                  

University College London

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London WC1E 7HB

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The MARCH Network is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as part of the 2018 Cross-Council Mental Health Plus call

opportunities

‘Hey Clay! workshop at Sunken Studio, Leeds’ – credit Joanne Crawford

opportunities

join one of our special interest research groups (SIGs): 

Or propose your own group.  Read our guidelines to find out more:

Early Career Researchers

Steering Group

Arts, Crafts and Mental Health

Interdisciplinary Research Methods

Nature, Outdoors and Mental Health

Digital Community Assets and Mental Health

Shared Reading: Literature, Libraries and

Mental Health 

Singing and Mental Health

Historic Environment and Mental Health 

events

Nature Connections
16 June 2020, Derby
Longer, Healthier Happier
25 July 2020, Liverpool
Regulated Course for Social Prescribing Link Workers
September 2020, London
Connecting Children and Teenagers with Local Nature
22-23 June 2020, London
Bridging the Impossible: The Science of Magic
April 4 2020, London
EPA Section of Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry
10-12 September 2020, Cambridge
Arts and Play for Health and Wellbeing
9-10 September 2020, Edinburgh
Using creativity to talk about mental health
30 March 2020, London
How Creative is Healthy?
15 May 2020, York
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funding

These are a sample of upcoming research funding opportunities - further details can be found on our website.
If you're interested in applying and would like help finding collaborators, please contact Vas. 
 Violence & abuse mh networK funding call

Deadline: 

3 April 2020

Up to £250 to support junior researchers to attend training courses, research placements, and conferences.

SMARTEN mental health network 

Deadline: 

March 2020

Up to £10K for proposals for small research projects to investigate non-clinical and universal approaches to improving student mental health

nesta

Deadline: 

Applications assessed quarterly

£150k-£1 million to help arts, cultural and heritage organisations innovate and grow

Wellcome Trust Mental Health Priority

Deadline: 

1 April 2020

Up to £45K for the production of insight analysis reports on core components of interventions for anxiety and/or depression in young people (14-24).

Healthy London 

Deadline: 

16 March 2020

Up to £60K available to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people in Southwark and Merton

ESRC

Deadline: 

19 March 2020

Up to £200K for proposals for methods development grants to support the social science community to work collaboratively across sectors and disciplines to address common methodological challenges

EPSRC

Deadline: 

4 May 2020

Up to £400K will be available for projects arising from a 3-day sandpit to brainstorm digital technologies for health and care

Medical research council

Deadline: 

pre-call

Pre-call announcement for the MRC/AHRC/ESRC Adolescence, Mental Health and the Developing Mind initiative

cultural impact development fund

Deadline: 

ongoing

£25K-150K for socially-driven arts and cultural organisations that are committed to improving the quality of their impact practice and evaluation

bank of scotland - reach

Deadline: 

2 April 2020

2 July 2020

Up to £20K for charities who address disadvantage  or social exclusion 

AHRC / wellcome trust 

Deadline: 

ongoing

£5k prizes for research and practice in the arts, humanities, health and medicine

healthy communities together fund

Deadline: 

ongoing

Preliminary information has been made available about this major new programme to support local areas to improve their communities’ health and wellbeing

Volunteering Matters’ Action Earth

Deadline: 

ongoing

Up to £250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces, including improving community gardens and woodlands

NIHR Public mental health interventions

Deadline: 

17 March 2020

Funding to commission research on the effectiveness of non-NHS interventions that enable populations to achieve and sustain good mental health and/or prevent mental health problems from developing

The Heritage Fund 

Deadline: 

ongoing

Up to £5M for collaborative community heritage projects in the UK

Asda Foundation 

Deadline: 

ongoing

Up to £30K for significant local community projects

Grocer's charity memorial grants

Deadline: 

ongoing

Up to £5K for UK registered charities working in heritage and the arts.

paul hamlyn foundation arts access

Deadline: 

ongoing 

Up to £40K grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to test, implement and develop ambitious plans to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts. Priority will be given to projects working in areas of social and economic deprivation outside of London.  

nesta

Deadline: 

31 October 2021

A £3.7 million fund providing small-scale repayable finance to socially-driven arts, cultural and creative organisations

Garfield Weston Foundation

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • Up to £100K for small community groups, to large national institutions that have effective solutions to helping those most in need.

National Lottery Awards for All

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • Up to £10K for local communities. There are different schemes for each of the four countries of the UK.

The Backstage Trust

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • Funding to support arts groups working with disadvantaged children and young people.

Sport England Community Asset Fund

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • From £1K to 150K from this programme dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community that give people the opportunity to be active

The Tudor Trust

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • £10K + supporting voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK, particularly those organisations who are supporting those at the margins of society. 

The foyle foundation

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • Up to £50K for charities working at grassroots or local community level in arts and learning

John Moores Foundation

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • Up to £15k supporting local community groups/projects in disadvantaged areas run by and for local people, including support and self-help groups, tenants’ associations, and community action

Edith Mellis Charitable Trust

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • Up to £10K for UK registered charities, NGOs, public bodies and social enterprises

Clore Duffield FouNdation

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • Up to £1M particular to cultural learning and to museum, gallery, heritage and performing arts learning spaces

National Lottery Awards for All

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • Up to £10K to support what matters to people and communities. 

D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • Up to £5K for United Kingdom registered charities in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement

City of London Central Grants Programme

Deadline: 

ongoing, 2x per year

  • For developing stronger neighbourhoods and communities, and promoting community health and wellbeing

Esmee fairburn

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • A range of arts-focused grants that support creative approaches to difficult social issues, and projects that build engagement with culture where there is low provision

Arts Impact fund

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • £150-600k for projects that bring together public, private and charitable funding to demonstrate the potential and impact of social investment in the arts.

national lottery open grant programmes

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • £3k to £5m for projects focusing on heritage in the UK

The Mickel fund

Deadline: 

March 2020

  • Donations of up to £10 twice a year for advancement of the arts, heritage, culture and science, and participation in sports  

AHRC

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • AHRC Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme (FoF)

  • £30K-100K to support innovative and creative engagements with new audiences and user communities which stimulate pathways to impact

heritage impact fund

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • £25,000 to £500,000 of tailored finance for charities, social enterprises and community businesses across the UK to develop sustainable heritage at the very heart of vibrant local economies

GLL Community foundation 

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • up to £5,000 worth of cash and in kind support to community projects across the UK -  local projects with funding, facilities and support that encourages people to be active, to learn and to play together. 

The Allen lane foundation 

Deadline:

ongoing 

  • Funding for projects that will proactively work towards building better community cohesion and trust, and encouraging respect and understanding in the local area

reaching communities england 

Deadline:

ongoing 

  • Flexible funding over £10,000 for up to five years to organisations in England who want to take action on the issues that matter to people and communities.

the chapman charitable trust

Deadline:

ongoing 

  • £1-2K grants for organisations working in Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent that work to increase the accessibility of the arts, especially for young people.

arts council

Deadline:

ongoing 

  • The Creative People and Places fund focuses on parts of the country where involvement in arts and culture is significantly below the national average.

Connecting Children and Teenagers with Local Nature

22-23 June 2020, London

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