AFTER a busy year, the mental health charity Tiny Changes has launched its third round of funding through its Make Tiny Changes Fund.

The £100,000 fund is open to anyone across Scotland who has a proposal on tackling inequality and mental health issues.

Kara Brown, Tiny Changes CEO, said: “Today is an exciting milestone for Tiny Changes and we couldn’t think of a better way to mark it than projecting the words of Scott and young people onto Scottish landmarks.

"Young people need their voices heard, equality taken seriously, and earlier support for their mental health prioritised, now more than ever.

"We hope that our first national Make Tiny Changes Fund inspires lots of people to join us and is a reminder that even on the darkest days, the light will come back on again."

Successful candidates receive a grant of £10,000 to fund their ideas.

A Tiny Changes spokesperson said: "In early 2021, the charity piloted the Make Tiny Changes Fund in the Scottish Borders, funding creative ideas to help young minds feel better.

"Twelve groups of young people are breaking down barriers around mental illness and feeling better thanks to this crowd-funded pilot.

"Tiny Changes has also been working with young people to identify funding and policy priorities for their mental health and with its dedicated community to raise even more money for this cause."

In addition to opening the fund, Tiny Changes has joined Scottish creative visual agency Double Take Projections in projecting messages from young people calling for a greater focus on mental health issues following the coronavirus pandemic.

Tiny Changes was created following the death of Borders musician Scott Hutchison, frontman of the band Frightened Rabbit, in May 2018.

Last month Tiny Changes opened a space in the newly built £60 million Strathclyde Union which can be used by students and staff.

The spokesperson added: "Artist Emma Hardaker was commissioned to paint a design around the word HOPE, written in the Tiny Changes font which was inspired by Scott's drawing and lettering.

"Hope is one of Tiny Changes' values, and the hope is that this space helps students, staff and visitors on tough days and good ones too, with events and conversations around mental health and mental wellbeing taking place in the future."

The deadline for applications to the Make Tiny Changes Fund is November 10.

For more information, visit the Tiny Changes website.