What are wellbeing grants?
The purpose of the Wellbeing Grants is to encourage local initiatives aimed at improving health and wellbeing of police officers and staff.
It is hoped the outcome of this fund will be to:
- To improve the understanding of how physical health impacts mental health
- To increase understanding of mental health issues amongst police officers and staff
- Increase number of different services available that support officers’ and staff wellbeing
The maximum amount which may be awarded is £3,000. Applications for smaller amounts are encouraged.
All awards will be made on merit. In the event of more than 1 application per force area being submitted it is unlikely that more than 1 grant will be awarded.
Limited funding is available and therefore applicants are encouraged to clearly state the need for the funding, the anticipated benefits and how you will evidence the success of the initiative. All grants are awarded at the discretion of trustees.
We assess wellbeing grants on a quarterly basis. The submission deadlines for 2018 are:
- 31st May 2018
- 31st August 2018
- 30th November
There are no restrictions on the number of applications you can submit, but we will only fund a single project once.
There are three main types of project this fund will support, and we have produced some guidance on each of these.
Frequently Asked Questions
Applications may be submitted by UK police forces only and need to be supported by a senior police officer (Superintendent or higher).
We will consider funding:
- Staff costs (including sessional staff)
- Volunteer costs
- Training courses
- Events to support the wellbeing of police officers and staff (excluding travel costs of beneficiaries)
- Refurbishment of facilities which are clearly demonstrated to contribute to the health and wellbeing of officers and staff
We will NOT consider funding:
- Core or ongoing running costs
- Overhead allocations
- Costs of undertaking a Workplace Wellbeing Charter gap analysis
- Capital works that add value to a publicly owned asset (eg force estate)
- Statutory responsibilities
- Overseas travel expenses
- Personal debts
- Grants to individuals
- Legal costs
- Redundancy payments
The Board of Trustees will be looking for, but not limited to, the following aspects of a grant proposal:
- The originality of the idea and strength of the project concept
- The potential impact the project will have on police officers and staff
- The feasibility of the project and quality of the project management
- Whether the project offers value for money
- The evaluation plans and how any learning gained might be shared for the benefit of the wider police family
Anyone within your force can submit the application, but it must be signed off by a senior officer (Superintendent rank or higher) before it is submitted. Incomplete forms without the necessary authorisation will be rejected.
Apply for funding
If your initial enquiry is approved, you will receive an application to complete. This will need to be signed off by a senior officer (Superintendent rank or higher).