Innovation Fund Micro Grants for Grassroots Organisations

Warwickshire CAVA

Relevent Country: United Kingdom

The Warwickshire & Solihull CAVA is now accepting applications for its Innovation Fund Micro Grants to support small/grassroots organisations to deliver mental health interventions within the communities of Coventry and Warwickshire.
The Innovation Fund is delivered as a partnership between Voluntary Action Coventry (VAC), Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action (CAVA) and Coventry and Warwickshire Partnerships Trust (CWPT) Fund distribution is overseen by Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care Board (ICB).


  • The fund aims to support Coventry and Warwickshire residents aged 18+. Applications must meet one of the following criteria:
  • Use of community spaces to tackle loneliness and isolation
  • Deliver peer support for people with mental health needs
  • Improve accessibility to mental health projects/services e.g., through transport/outreach in local communities
  • Provide health and wellbeing support in response to the cost-of-living crisis.
  • Community Mental Health Transformation priorities:
  • Young Adults– appropriate mental health interventions for 18-25s
  • Older Adults– appropriate mental health interventions for over 65s (excluding dementia)
  • Addressing health inequalities- people from under-represented groups/experiencing homelessness/experiencing poverty.

Funding Information

  • Grants of up to £3,000 for organisations in Coventry and Warwickshire. Funding must be spent by March 2024.

What will they support?

  • Start-up costs for a new project or organisation
  • To extend or develop an existing project
  • For pilot project (to gather research or evidence)
  • To purchase equipment or resources
  • To provide essential support to service users e.g., food, travel costs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • You can apply to this fund if you are one of the following:
  • Social Enterprise
  • Independent Employee/Member/Retired Persons Social Associations
  • Sports and Leisure Club and Societies
  • Faith Organisation
  • Registered Charity
  • Constituted or Un-Constituted Community Group
  • Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable Aims
  • Community Interest Company
  • A VCSE group or organisation with income of less than £50,000 per annum.
  • Funding to Community Interest Companies and other non-charities may include conditions to restrict funding to charitable objectives only.
  • Funding to Un-Constituted Community Groups is subject to appropriate governance being in place.
  • The Innovation Fund Micro-Grant aims to promote the work of grassroots organisations and groups