Community Mentoring & Grants Programme

Elevate CM&G Now Open 2023


Elevate provides a unique opportunity for community organisations to put their collective learning on health inequalities into practice in a supportive and encouraging environment. One of the elements of Elevate is the Community Mentoring & Grants programme.

Groups who are successful in the Elevate Mentoring and Grants Programme receive:

  • Direct support for your group from a mentor organisation
  • Networking sessions, coming together with other Elevate mentee Groups
  • A grant of up to £5,000 to implement a community-based project following identification of local needs and solutions.

We have partnered with six organisations that demonstrate excellent community development practice and a solid commitment to tackling health inequalities, to deliver the mentoring on behalf of Elevate. These are Mid & East Antrim Agewell Partnership, County Down Rural Community Network, ARC Healthy Living Centre, and Supporting Communities. These mentors will each support groups by providing them with direct mentoring sessions supporting them to build their community development practice as a group, and networking sessions where groups have the chance to come together with other Elevate mentee groups. The networking sessions allow local organisations to make connections, build networks, share information and ideas and support each other in their work. Successful groups also receive a grant of up to £5000 to enable them to use a community development approach to deliver a project aimed at reducing health inequalities in their locality or for the target group they support.

The Public Health Agency (PHA) – funded Elevate Community Mentoring and Grants programme 2023-24 is NOW OPEN.  The programme supports groups who could benefit from mentoring and funding (up to £5,000) to deliver a project which uses community development to tackle health inequalities.

The closing date for applications is 4:00pm on Monday 28th  August 2023. 

This year, we will consider all applications, and particularly welcome applications from groups who are in local areas with previously low uptake (Lisburn and Castlereagh, Antrim and Newtownabbey, Lisanelly Omagh and Crossmaglen areas) and groups who support people from LGBTQIA+, BAME, and other under-represented groups. 
If you would like a Word document format of the Application forms and Guidance Notes please contact Stephanie via email –

You can find out about what difference Elevate made to last year’s groups by looking at our Elevate Impact Stories and Videos here.

Crossfire Trust

Footprint’s Women’s Centre

The Parent’s Room

All Saint’s Mens Group

Garden of Music

Polish Sisterhood

Mind Your Mate and Yourself

Waterside Women’s Group

Compass Advocacy Network

Elevate Application Form 2023   2024

Elevate Application Form 2023 2024

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Elevate Guidance Notes 2023  2024

Elevate Guidance Notes 2023 2024

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ARC Healthy Living Centre

The ARC Healthy Living Centre aims to improve the well-being of local people by bringing together a partnership of community health activities and services. ARC provides shared space, basing a range of health and well being services within the Centre. The ARC actively promotes community participation and volunteering – services are run for local people, by local people.

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County Down Rural Community Network

A voluntary umbrella body set up and managed by community groups in County Down. We are committed to an inclusive future where all citizens actively participate in local life, helping each other to create a healthy, peaceful, vibrant & sustainable society.

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Mid & East Antrim Agewell Partnership

MEAAP is a local inter-agency based partnership aimed at improving the lives of older people aged 60 years and over, living in the Ballymena, Larne & Carrickfergus areas.


Supporting Communities

Supporting Communities champions tenant and community participation by developing groups, supporting active citizenship and building cohesive communities.


Elevate provides a unique opportunity for community organisations to put their collective learning on health inequalities into practice.