In Grant Funds

This fund is now closed.

To encourage positive activities which enhance emotional wellbeing and resilience during non-school time for children and young people, for example, by:

• Equipping people with strategies and tools to manage their emotional wellbeing
• Improving resilience
• Improving knowledge and understanding of the symptoms of mental ill health
• Improving knowledge of and access to the sources of support available
• Breaking negative cycles which can limit children’s life chances

Grants available: up to £15,000


  • Projects promoting positive emotional wellbeing for children and young people inBuckinghamshire (excluding Milton Keynes) through activities that fall outside of theschool day.
  • Projects should aim for children and young people to feel more comfortable talkingabout mental health, to understand ways in which they can manage their mentalhealth and to have an increased awareness of further support available if needed.
  • Gains in positive emotional well-being should be an intentional outcome of theproject, rather than a positive side-effect of another activity.

This fund has a very specific criteria and priorities, please ensure you read this document for details and guidance before applying.


Funding decisions will be notified in early June 2024 and so the project/funding start date you select must be no early than 1st July 2024. 

Projects should aim to start running before the end of 2024. We expect grants to be spent within 12 months. 

Who Can Apply: 

Registered charities, Charitable Incorporated Organisations, community groups, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies (limited by guarantee), Community Benefit Societies or other not for profit organisations which are based in or operate for the benefit of residents in the area administered by Buckinghamshire Council.  This includes parish & town councils.

The groups must be formally constituted and operate exclusively for public benefit.

What we can fund:

  • Project costs – such as hire of venues, trainers, refreshments etc.
  • Core/overhead costs – where these are required to deliver a defined project.
  • Capital expenditure – we would not expect capital costs to exceed 25% of the overall project cost. Please contact us to discuss further if you think you may need to exceed this.

What we can’t fund:


  • Taking place during school hours.
  • Promoting a particular religious or political belief.
  • Overseas travel.
  • Projects which are already completed.
  • Statutory bodies (excluding parish/town councils).
  • Profit-making organisations.
  • Activity which is a statutory responsibility of a public body.


  • Whose principal purpose is animal welfare.
  • Who have shareholders (Community Benefit Societies are permitted).
  • Schools or school affiliated bodies.

This fund is now closed.