Mental Wealth Lab Fund

Mental Wealth Lab Fund

​As part of the Mental Wealth Lab initiative, we're launching a new scheme to help students and staff take forward their own ideas which they think could promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

UWE Bristol students and staff can apply for up to £500 towards a project, event or initiative and a panel made up of senior staff and student representatives will agree which projects will be funded.

What we're looking to fund through this scheme are projects which explore new, interesting and diverse ways of looking at mental health and test ideas which may benefit members of our community.

We know no-one has all the answers, not every idea may work, but the key to this scheme will be measuring the impact of activities so we can build on those that do.

Applications are now open and you can apply via the online form. Please refer to the application criteria below before applying.

In order for your idea to be considered by the first panel meeting, please submit your form by Friday 17 May.

If you have any questions, please email mentalwealthlab@uwe.ac.uk.

Application criteria

A panel made up of senior staff and student representatives will agree which projects are best suited to be part of the Mental Wealth Lab initiative.

The panel will consider the following criteria in order to make their decision.

Mental Wealth Lab initiatives should:

  • promote positive mental health and wellbeing
  • benefit all, or part of the UWE Bristol community
  • be an innovative or new approach
  • be evaluated to measure the impact
  • be inclusive and accessible to all
  • be value for money
  • take place before 31 January 2020.

We will not be able to fund the following:

  • an internal staffing role
  • projects or activities not linked to UWE Bristol
  • medication
  • alcohol, including at events.

Frequently asked questions

Who can apply?

The funding is open to UWE Bristol students and staff to apply.

What type of projects do we fund?

We will contribute funding towards projects which explore new and innovative approaches to developing and promoting positive mental health. Examples are an event, a class, an initiative, a speaker, a trip etc. It must benefit members of the UWE Bristol community.

How much can I apply for?

You can apply for funds up to £500. The application form will request a budget for the project so the panel can understand how the money will be spent and you will need to supply receipts. Don't forget to include an estimated cost for any marketing/promotional materials you might need to publicise your idea.

How do I apply?

Submit your application  

In order for your idea to be considered by the first panel meeting, please submit your form by Friday 17 May. Please refer to the application criteria before applying.

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