Mental Health response grants

A £5 million government fund has been made available to help voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations in England continue to provide mental health services or provide additional support, at a time of increased demand due to COVID-19. Organisations can apply for a Coronavirus Mental Health Response grant. Grants of £20,000 or £50,000 are available for projects lasting up to 12 months. Applicants are invited to apply at any time and there is a fast track assessment process with applications being assessed every two weeks. Applicants will be informed of the outcome within one month of applying. As part of this funding programme, the National Survivor User Network (NSUN) will be administering a fund to support user-led organisations and smaller, unconstituted community organisations. Details are available on the NSUN website.