TEWV Innovation Fund

We are delighted to launch a new grant programme – TEWV Innovation Fund.
Funded by Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust and managed by Your Consortium, the aim of this programme is to stimulate innovative projects in York and Selby districts that support individuals experiencing issues related to mental health and learning disabilities. Projects should support recovery from health-related conditions, strengthen support networks and increase social and emotional well being.
The delivery partnership for the current round of funding is:


The York Area
Friends of St Nicholas Fields
York Mind
The York Stars
The North Yorkshire Area
Purple Patch Arts
Saint Michael’s Hospice
Community Furniture Store Selby
This programme has now been launched and an outline document is available for download here…


Positive Mental Health Through Gardening
Friends of St Nicholas Fields
Friends of St Nicholas Fields – known by most as St Nicks – has been working with two York based mental health support units, encouraging those who attend to get involved in gardening.  The programme has proven to be very successful and participants have been involved in the planning and practical work, improving the environment and developing natural spaces on site.
We visited both projects over the summer and have recently uploaded a short video about the great work they’ve been undertaking.  You can see it here…



Enhancing Mental Well Being and Encouraging Positive Mental Health
Selby Community Furniture Store


The Community Furniture Store in Selby is one of the North Yorkshire Delivery Partners involved in the TEWV Innovation Fund.  They offer a six week training and development session to help participants with their well being and mental health.  The sessions are practical, social and tailored to the needs of each participant.
Donated furniture is renovated, up valued and then sold on through the community shop.
We recently visited the project and put a short video featuring Cooky, Jenny and Jack and you can see it here…