$8M is available for collaborative, innovative mental health projects.

 

Movember Foundation

 

Overview

The Movember Foundation is seeking proposals from organisations that wish to collaboratively develop new mental health projects that will contribute to change at the population level, with a specific focus on prevention, early intervention and stigma reduction.

 

Background

Movember seeks to support strategic investments in collaborative efforts that span multiple organisations and regions and serve as a catalyst for innovative, outcomes focused interventions.

This funding opportunity recognises that there is tremendous capacity in Australia for the further development and implementation of mental health initiatives aligned to the priorities outlined above, including building on existing work in these areas across the mental health sector and beyond. There is also recognition of the lack of co-ordination and collaboration across initiatives.

This current funding opportunity is designed to catalyse and leverage this existing capacity and improve the coordination and support of initiatives designed to improve boys’ and men’s mental health.

 

Objectives

Specific objectives of this funding opportunity:

  1. To stimulate collaborative, national projects and interventions with a focus on male mental health.
  2. To support inter-disciplinary, multi-organisational and inter-sectoral groups of talented experts/researchers/practitioners/advocates/administrators etc. For example, a collaborative project may include a mental health NGO, an industry group or private sector business and an expert evaluator.
  3. To support high quality projects and interventions designed to address important boys’ and men’s mental health problems which are best approached through collaborative efforts across multiple organisations.
  4. To support the creation, translation and dissemination of new knowledge leading to improved mental health outcomes for men and boys.

It is expected that goals of the anticipated projects and interventions will be complex, and that results will only be achieved more rapidly and efficiently through an inter-disciplinary, collaborative effort as opposed to a series of separate, non-collaborative efforts.

 

Priotity Areas

Proposals should address one or more of the following priority areas:

  1. Creating mentally healthy workplaces and workers
  2. Strengthening the mental health and wellbeing of men and boys
  3. Reducing the number of men and boys who die by suicide
  4. Strengthening social and emotional skills in young men and boys

 

Funding

Using the funds raised through the 2013 Movember campaign, Movember is providing funding of up to $8 million over 3 years.

This is an exceptional opportunity for the Australian mental health community to achieve significant results forboys’ and men’s mental health.

Movember will fund a minimum of 3 major initiatives:

  • minimum value of each project is $500,000 per year;
  • the maximum value of each project is $1 million per year for 3 years  – $3 million per project.

 

Eligible Costs

The following expenditures will be considered eligible for funding received through this opportunity:

  • Project operating costs for the proposed collaborative program/intervention, which must be distinct in its objectives from those for which group members currently receive funding.
  • Costs of data collection, database management, database integration and maintenance.
  • Costs of local, national or international networking activities, including collaboration, planning, and knowledge exchange activities.
  • Salaries of project officers, research assistants, coordinators, technicians, administrative staff, and other personnel who will enhance the collaborative research productivity of the team.
  • Costs involved in linkage with, and dissemination of findings to, targeted recipients/end users and to those professionals who will use the knowledge established to improve their own practice.

Ineligible costs include

  • Institutional overhead costs
  • Tuition and professional membership dues
  • Capital Costs, including costs associated with construction, renovation or rental of offices, laboratories or other supporting facilities.
  • Secondary grants and awards issued by the award recipient.

 

Expert Assistance

Writing a good quality grant application is a critical element in the application process. An application needs to be well thought through, written concisely, have clear objectives and purpose, and show clear links to the objectives of the grant guidelines.

The grant application must answer all questions, provide all required information and respond to the merit criteria. It should also reflect your organisation’s business strategy.

Writing a good application takes time and effort, and requires particular writing skills.

Bulletpoint are expert grant consultants and can assist with all aspects of grant preparation. We are an independent grants consultancy and not affiliated, associated nor endorsed by any government agency.

We know what it takes to secure this grant.

Call us on (03) 9005 6789 or email to discuss further.

 

Timing

This will be a two-step application process, with pre-proposals due 5pm AEDT 16 January 2014.

 

More Information

Click here to download a copy of the request for proposal documentation.