A new fund aimed at supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in Stirling has been launched.
A stressed teenager sits at a table with her mother looking at a tablet device.

Community groups and charities can apply for funding of up to £2000 from the Community Health and Wellbeing Fund to support activities and opportunities based on wellbeing for children and young people aged between 5-24 (26 if care experienced) and their families.

Children and Young People Committee Convener, Cllr Susan McGill said: “This welcome funding responds to requests from children, young people, parents, guardians and professionals for more support for informal community support for emotional wellbeing.

“I encourage all community groups and charities who work to offer support for local children and young people to apply to the Wellbeing Fund.”

Vice Convener, Cllr Christine Simpson said: “Any support for the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in our communities, particularly in these trying times, is to be heartily welcomed.

“All local community groups who work with young people and stand to benefit from the funding available should make sure that they don’t miss out on the chance to apply.”

Applications for the Wellbeing Fund remain open until 11am Friday 18th February, all materials are available on the Stirling Council website. Applicants will be made aware of whether they have been successful by the middle of March.