FUNDING is on offer for projects which focus on mental health.

Applications for support from the Bank of Scotland Foundation’s Mental Health Fund will be accepted until Monday, February 25.

Last year, the initiative delivered grants totalling more than £350,000 to 28 charities.

Many of these contributed towards the salary cost of counsellors and various forms of creative therapies, enabling charities to expand their services and offer more support to those in need.

A spokesman for the fund said: “We recognise that improved mental health can help people break out of disadvantage by perhaps entering education, finding accommodation, managing addictions or increasing basic skills.”

For more details or to apply for funding, visit