TEWV Innovation Fund

 TEWV Innovation Fund.
Funded by Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) and managed by Your Consortium, the TEWV Innovation Fund aims to support innovative projects supporting individuals living with, or at risk of, mental ill health and/or learning disabilities.
TEWV are committed to identifying and developing innovative approaches to improving mental health for people within the York and Selby locality and to maximising outcomes delivered through mental health system resources. In particular we recognise the important contribution made by the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in achieving both these aims and we continue to build ever stronger relationships with the sector.
The TEWV Innovation Fund is rooted in this belief in the value of the VCSE contribution and specifically its ability to bring innovation and new thinking to service delivery.


We are pleased to announce the new round of funding is now open and we are looking for project applications.
To apply for funding please download the application form below, complete it and forward it to us.  We’ve provided a guidance document to help you successfully complete your application.
The closing date for applications will be 2pm on Friday the 12th April 2019
Please note Your Consortium Ltd will only accept applications in hard copy, sent by post or delivered by hand, applications sent by e-mail will not be accepted.
To download an application form in MS Word format please click here…
To download a copy of the Guidance Document please click here…


New Visuality – Affirming Confidence Through Style and Swagger
It was great to catch up with Greg from New Visuality and the team at Blueberry Academy in York at their recent fashion show event.  The event was the culmination of workshop sessions which helped participants explore notions of style and confidence.  Their thoughts were then developed into slogans and these were produced as a range of T shirts.  Check out our new video case study here…


Selby Hands of Hope  – Using Charity Retail Experience to Increase Confidence and Combat Isolation
Selby Hands of Hope provide a range of practical support for the local community and act as a fundraising focus to provide much needed charitable help in the Selby area.  Innovation Fund support has allowed them to develop a Retail Therapy course that offers new experiences, volunteering and work experience and you can see a video case study here…


Purple Patch – Using Arts to Encourage Inclusion and Positive Mental Well – Being
Purple Patch Arts have been funded to work with adults who face a range of disability challenges  – encouraging social ‘connections’ and supporting positive mental well-being.  They use a range of arts based resources in a dynamic and exciting way, providing sessions that focus on countries around the world.
To see Jessica and the group in action please click here…


Making Things Happen – Improving Mental Well Being through Fitness and Exercise

This video case study for the current programme features the great work done by Josh and Chris from Making Things Happen.  Their dynamic 12 week course provides support and learning opportunities to Selby community members  – focusing on improving mental well being and tackling isolation through improvements in health, exercise and nutrition.
Check out their video here…