Youth mental health charity Tiny Changes is kickstarting is Make Tiny Changes fund, set to drive mental health support across the Scottish borders.
The charity, a Big Issue Changemaker, will give out grants of up to £5,000 to innovative ideas boosting the mental wellbeing of youngsters at a time when public services are struggling.
Tiny Changes was set up by the family of late Frightened Rabbit frontman and much-loved songwriter Scott Hutchison following his death in 2018.
Scott’s brother and founding trustee of the charity Grant Hutchison told The Big Issue last month that the Make Tiny Changes fund had been planned for launch earlier in the year – but the Covid-19 crisis meant the charity’s focus shifted to an emergency funding giving existing organisations much-needed financial support.
More than 23 charities benefited from the initiative, with a total £110,000 going to make sure effective help was getting to people as soon as they needed it during the crisis, including funding the purchase of tablets and internet access for young people to stay connected in lockdown.