Ecominds newsletter 1 - January 2009
Hello and welcome to the first edition of Ecominds news.
The team here at HQ is very excited about the Ecominds programme and already has some fantastic applications that are being put through the assessment process.
We're expecting a busy year in 2009 as many more applications are received, assessed, and granted! We're very keen to read your applications, meet the people who are getting involved in tackling the stigma of mental distress, and watch your projects grow!
Wishing you a wonderful new year, The Ecominds Team
Above, from left to right: Grants Officers Richard Williams and Gemma Tighe, Promotions Coordinator Katie Gill, and Grants Manager Barry Watts
Ecominds is aiming to hold the first Grants Panel meeting before March 2009. There is still time to get your applications in to take part in this first meeting! We will assess applications on a rolling basis, and aim to hold approximately three meetings per year to fund the 125 projects.
Ecominds launch event
Ecominds launched on 18 September 2008 at the Kensington and Chelsea Mind Meanwhile Wildlife Gardens. It was a highly successful afternoon, celebrating the success of Ecominds coming into being and envisioning the successes Ecominds aims to achieve over the next five years of the programme.
Tree of life
Guests of the Ecominds launch were invited to leave comments on a native English Rowan tree at Kensington and Chelsea Mind Meanwhile Wildlife Gardens on 18 September 2008. We will take this tree with us to all of the Ecominds events to chart the change in peoples perceptions in regards to mental health and the environment over the five years of the scheme.
Other Changing Spaces programmes
Changing Spaces, which funds Ecominds, is awarding funds through other programmes around England.