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New Like Minds, Like Mine Community Partnership Fund

The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) is pleased to announce the new Like Minds, Like Mine Community Partnership Fund is now open for submissions.

The Fund will support innovative projects that reduce stigma and discrimination and increase social inclusion for people with experience of mental illness. Mental illness impacts all sectors of our communities. Nearly 50% of New Zealanders are likely to have a mental illness at some time in their lives.

The Community Partnership Fund will support community projects that work towards changing social structures, cultures and policies so social inclusion can occur more easily. The Fund is not designed to provide direct services to people with experience of mental illness.

Successful projects will align with the Like Minds, Like Mine National Plan 2017-2019 and will occur in workplaces and community-based settings where social exclusion may occur.

The most effective way to create social change is for communities to work together. Projects should demonstrate partnership, using cross-sector expertise, and include people with experience of mental illness in a leadership capacity.

For more information about how the Fund works see the Application Guidelines on HPA’s website.

Application for the Fund is a two-stage process. Please send your stage one Application Form to likemindslikemine@hpa.org.nz. Stage one applications must be received by 12 noon, Friday 29 August 2014.

All written questions we receive will be answered on a Questions and Answers document on HPA’s website. This document will be updated weekly.

HPA will run information sessions in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in late July/early August 2014. More details will be posted on HPA’s website around mid July 2014. Please email Lorraine Want if you would like to attend a session.

If you have any questions about the Community Partnership Fund or the application process, please contact Virginia MacEwan by email or phone (04 912 0193) or contact Jude West by email or phone (04 894 7242).