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ASH Scotland: Young People and Mental Health Fund – Grants up to £2,500 available – Deadline 25 September

Published: August 19, 2022


ASH Scotland is looking to work with youth organisations in Scotland, supporting young people aged 11-25, to create new, innovative resources or approaches around smoking and other health behaviours that impact on mental health and wellbeing. Applicants can apply for up to £2500 to help with project costs.

Research commissioned by ASH Scotland in 2020 found that many young people are not aware of the negative impact smoking can have on mental health and wellbeing. It is not something routinely included in smoking prevention education and there is a lack of accessible information on the topic.

ASH Scotland want to raise awareness amongst young people of the positive impact remaining smoke-free or quitting smoking, can have on mental health and wellbeing alongside other healthy lifestyle behaviours.

Young people supported by the youth organisations they engage with are best placed to develop resources and learning approaches that can be shared with their peers. Tobacco education is often perceived by young people to be negative and boring – ASH Scotland invites young people to use their voices and experiences to create something new and engaging for other young people.


Grant details

If successful your organisation can expect to receive:

  • A grant of up to £2500. This should be used within the 6 month period from 01 October 2022 to 31 March 2023
  • Support from an ASH Scotland Development Officer. The officer will be available to provide guidance and support to each successful organisation over the grant period
  • Staff and volunteer training and learning opportunities.


How to apply

Applications are welcomed between 15 August 2022 and 25 September 2022.

Before completing the application form please make sure you have read our guidance notes. This explains the commitment involved and who is eligible to apply.

Shortlisting will take place shortly after 25 September 2022 and applicants will be informed as to whether their application has been successful by email by 30 September 2022.

Complete our online application form here.

For any other questions or further information, please contact Stephanie,

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