Tuntum secures over £400k from Comic Relief

Tuntum Housing Association has led a partnership involving three other organisations to secure a £418,410.64 grant from Comic Relief. The grant will enable the provision of new and enhanced mental health services to improve the lives of young people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities living in Nottingham’s most deprived areas.

The funding from the ‘Bridging the Gaps: Strengthening Mental Health Support for Children and Young People’ programme will allow Tuntum to start this project in May 2020 for the duration of three years. There will be regular monitoring, evaluation through the partnership and reporting to Comic Relief as well as the support of a Comic Relief Grants Officer.

The partnership is made up of Tuntum Housing Association, Nottingham Counselling Service, BAC-IN, and the Chayah Project.

Richard Renwick, Tuntum CEO, said: “This is a great opportunity to make a difference to the lives of young people in deprived parts of Nottingham by helping them to achieve good mental health and a positive direction for the future.”

Leslie McDonald, Executive Director at Nottingham Counselling Service, said: “Nottingham Counselling Service are proud and delighted to be part of this ground breaking project that will have a major impact on Nottingham’s BME communities. This is a unique project and quite distinct from anything that currently exists or tested locally.”