Grants are available to voluntary organisations in England and Wales to fund community-based, peer-support initiatives that are targeted at women experiencing multiple disadvantages and with, or at risk of developing, mental-health problems.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) funding for the Women’s Mental Health Peer Support grants programme is administered by Mind, the mental health charity, in partnership with Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk, with a total fund of £1.3 million.
The programme aims to increase the availability of sustainable, mental-health peer support delivered for and by women experiencing multiple disadvantage within communities across England and Wales who are frequently under-represented in services. To achieve this objective, funding is available in the form of:
- Women’s Peer Support Hub Grants: to fund five ‘Hubs’, four in England and one in Wales, to improve the capacity of individuals and community-based organisations to lead effective peer-support activity delivered for and by women.
- Peer Support Delivery Grants: to fund 80 community-based, peer-support initiatives facilitated by the organisations and led by and for women with experience of multiple disadvantage.
Projects will be funded for a maximum of one year from 1 February 2019. Registered charities, Community Interest Companies (CIC), Charitable Incorporate Organisations (CIO), or Company Limited by Guarantee in England or Wales are eligible to apply. Partnerships, where the lead partner who will hold and administer the funds is a registered charity, Community Interest Company (CIC), Charitable Incorporate Organisation (CIO), or a Company Limited by Guarantee based in England or Wales may also apply.
Please find out more to assess eligibility here: https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/influence-and-participation-toolkit/women-s-mental-health-peer-support-programme/
Application Deadline: 15 October 2018 (5pm).