Project Grants Available for Practice Nurses

A grant of up to £3,000 aimed at improving the detection of mental health problems and access to mental health support has been opened to applications from practice nurses across the UK.

The funding comes courtesy of the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust (CWMT) which is offering its Ted Fort Project Grant to fund a practice nurse to undertake a project to investigate and improve an aspect of mental health within their health practice.

The funding is available for a year and can be used to help nurses improve their approach to mental health problems and cover backfill and study leave support.

Outside of these requirements there are no other restrictions and no requirement for applicants to have pre-existing mental health training.

The grant also comes with available support and mentorship for projects which will run from 1st April 2013 to 1st April 2014.

The application deadline is 1st March 2013 with full details and the application form available on the Ted Fort Project Grant for Practice Managers Document.

If you have any enquiries about whether or not to make an application or what to include please initially contact Dr Maryanne Freer via email at or on 07960 718 764.

Subsequently, if you have an enquiry or problems with your application please contact Mrs B Sutton at the CWMT Office on 01635 869 754 or via email at

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust was founded by Charlie's family shortly after he committed suicide at the age of 28 in 1997.

Charlie was suffereing from depression at the time and through the Trust his parents, family and friends have worked to increase awareness of the symptoms and dangers of depression and remove the stigma attached to mental illness.