eNurture grants up to £56,250 for UK organisations to promote young people’s mental health in a digital world (deadline 30 September 2020)

The Nurture Network (eNurture) is currently seeking applications for its second Network+ funding call for promoting young people’s mental health in a digital world.

A total budget of £250,000 (100% Full Economic Costing (FEC)) is available for small (£12,500), medium projects (£31,250) and large projects (£56,250) lasting up to 12 months. eNurture will fund up to 80% Full Economic Costing (FEC) of Higher Education Institute (HEI) costs. Non-HEI costs will be funded at 100%.

eNurture is currently inviting applications for funding in the following primary thematic areas:

o A Focus on Families: The Digital World.
o A Focus on Schools/Peers: The Digital World.
o New Practice Models: Families and Schools, and
o Policy, Legal and Regulatory Frameworks.

Applicants will be expected meet the following eligibility criteria:

o Applications from Higher Education Institutions in collaboration with non-academic bodies, charities, 3rd Sector organisations and other relevant agencies are welcome to apply, and
o Applications from Early Career Researchers (ECRs) are strongly encouraged. Projects co-led by a HEI in partnership with nonacademic groupings are also strongly encouraged, however, funding may only be transferred to the HEI partner.

Proposals will be assessed against the following primary criteria: 

o Fit to eNurture objectives and areas of thematic interest. 
o Research, impact or knowledge-exchange excellence: Are the project aims/objectives/activities important, novel and likely to lead to significant new understanding, funding and/or impacts? 
o Opportunities for cross-disciplinary innovation and impacts. 
o Evidence of active child, youth and community engagement/involvement in proposal development and research activities, and
o Value for money: Are the funds requested essential and appropriate for the project, and justified by the importance and potential of the questions, project objectives relative to eNurture objectives and areas of thematic interest?

The following UK Research and Innovation – Economic and Social Research Council (UKRI-ESRC) Mental Health Network+ programme Terms and Conditions apply:

o Grants or awards funded through the Networks should follow ESRC’s standard funding rules, terms and conditions, and
o Network+ funds can only be transferred from eNurture at University of Sussex to other eligible academic organisations. Therefore the PI will need to be based/hosted by that academic organisation. However, non-academic applicants/organisations can co-lead projects.

For further information, visit the eNurture website.

Enquiries about this funding opportunity should be emailed to s.m.chan2@sussex.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 30 September 2020.