Good Life Fund

Are you passionate about positive wellbeing, and supporting and connecting people in your local community? Do you have ideas that you think could help others? Our Good Life Fund could bring these to life.

All you need is lived experience of poor mental health, and at least four people to join your journey. The Fund offers one-off grants of up to £500 to help you set up activities or groups that improve and support mental wellbeing. These could be book clubs, craft, gardening and wellbeing groups, or groups that encourage people to learn new skills.

The fund was developed with stakeholders, including those with lived experience of mental health. Grants will be distributed to local people for activities that support the Five Ways to Wellbeing, which are: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.

Small grants can be a catalyst for encouraging people to take the first steps to become engaged in their communities, inspiring them to develop their ideas for groups and activities. We hope to approve as many small grants as possible, and applications are open to all communities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

We regret the grant is not available to charities or organisations, such as Community Interest Companies, to set up groups or activities on behalf of others.

How to apply

You can apply for the Good Life Fund grant if:

  • Your activity is promoting wellbeing
  • There are at least four people involved
  • Everyone involved is prepared to volunteer their time, energy and strengths
  • The activity is open to all, we encourage equality and diversity to reflect your community!

The Spring applications for the Good Life Fund are now open to apply, please download the application form here or email us at goodlifefund@cpslmind.org.uk.

Frequently Asked Questions

To help you with any further questions you may have about how the Good Life Fund grant is awarded, take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions.

Get in touch

If you would like to know more, or want to set-up a group or activity to connect your community and improve wellbeing, get in touch at: Goodlifefund@cpslmind.org.uk or by calling us on 0300 303 4363.