Number of children and young people IiC have impacted 20,000



Round 3 of the Champions Fund is now open!!! Please see below the Application Form and updated Guidance and Handbook.

The deadline for Round 3 applications is 12pm on Friday 6th March.

Applications via email should be sent to

Alternatively applications can be sent to Investing in Children, The Sjovoll Centre, Pity Me, Durham, DH1 5BZ.

Application form

Champions Fund Handbook

#timetotalk day resources and activities

Here are some fantastic resources and activities which you could do in the workplace, at home and in your community setting!!

TtC Workplace Activity Pack

TtC Champions Activity Pack

Champions Fund - Round 2 - Congratulations

We are very excited to announce that ANOTHER 4 Time To Change Champions have been successful in applying for the Time To Change Champions Fund to deliver activities and events to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination across County Durham.

The successful applications include:

  • a Pop Up Choir who will be performing in Durham on Time To Talk Day
  • a public engagement event at Durham Town Hall focussing on not labelling people based on a mental health diagnosis
  • a music project addressing the impact children living in care has on your mental health and the associated stigma and discrimination
  • and finally an open event in Blackhall Community Centre which will involving a range of anti-stigma activities including a treasure hunt, homelessness awareness and networking opportunities.

Well done everyone and we wish all the successful Champions the best of luck!!

Round 3 will be launched in the New Year so keep an eye out!!

Champions Fund Round 1- Congratulations

The County Durham Time To Change Hub coordinators ,Investing in Children, are pleased to announce 7 projects that were successful within the first round of applications. These creative projects have come up with some fantastic ideas to engage the community in discussions challenging mental health stigma and discrimination. The successful projects include:

  • a horticulture project in Shildon
  • woodland activities in Hamsterley Forrest
  • two craft projects in Wingate and Stanley
  • a radio project which will go out County wide
  • a public engagement craft activity focussing on the stigma associated with suicide
  • a big Champions event in Durham on Time To Talk Day

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