Nominations for Project of the Year 2021 are now closed!

Keep an eye out for the final shortlist reveal later this month!

project_of_the_year_thumb.jpgFollowing the success of previous winners, such as Safespace and NAViGate, we're appealing to our community and staff members to submit their NAViGO Project of the Year 2021 ideas.

The winning entry, as voted for by the membership, will have the full support of NAViGO - with a project team being established to spend focused time developing the project.

As always, we are accepting entries from both our employees and community members.

Please note that the funding is for one year only, so the proposal should be for a project that will last up to 12 months, or that will become self-funding after this time.

Deadline for applications: Friday, 30 July 2021

As always, we're open to all of your ideas - however creative they are!

But to help you if you’re struggling for ideas, we’ve included our organisational aims for the next year below.

As well as this, any proposals must reflect our commitments to function as an environmentally sustainable organisation.

Our aims include:

  • Transforming Community Mental Health Services by improving access, removing gaps and creating seamless pathways
  • Increasing access rates to Open Minds
  • Relaunching Tukes by establishing an integrated employment and training offer, bringing together our existing services to offer a single front door to services including support to address wider social factors affecting mental health
  • Improving access to health checks for people with a severe mental illness
  • Supporting individuals affected by domestic abuse
  • Delivery of our carer’s strategy
  • Enhancing our mechanisms for engaging with staff & community members
  • Simplifying & expanding access to help and services
  • Implementing learning from Covid
  • Staff & service user wellbeing
  • Implementation of our Green Plan, delivering our commitment to reduce wastage, minimise our carbon emissions and build a system of care which is both sustainable and cost effective
  • Promotion & development of the local men’s mental health offer
  • Play an active role in the development and establishment of the North East Lincolnshire Integrated Care Partnership, further enhancing our partnership working
  • Delivery of our Digital Strategy, including support to service users to increase equality of access and reducing isolation

All projects will be assessed via a two-stage application process. 

Applications will initially be assessed by the executive team with the shortlisted proposals then presented to senior managers and membership board for final shortlisting and agreement, before being subject to a voting process at this year's AGM.

All projects should be submitted by completing this form.

If you want any help in writing the proposal, please contact the business development team by emailing