Voluntary and community sector (VCS) mental health organisations have a vital role working in the community providing support to anyone who has a mental health need.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, demand for mental health services is increasing.

To help VCS organisations based in England continue to provide mental health services – or provide additional support – organisations can apply for a Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund (CMHRF) grant.

Thanks to £5m support from government (the Department of Health and Social Care), grants of £20,000 or £50,000 are available for projects lasting up to 12 months.

Support for smaller organisations or groups

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, who might not otherwise be eligible for a grant. Details will be available from Monday 20 April on the NSUN website.

About the application process

  • Applicants are invited to apply at any time.
  • It’s a fast track assessment process so applications will be assessed every two weeks and applicants will be informed of the outcome within a month of applying.
  • Applications should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete.

The fund will remain open for mental health voluntary sector organisations for as long as funds remain.

Groups in Lincolnshire are advised to let VCS know of their intention to apply so that we can advocate for their application.

https://amhp.org.uk/mental-health-response-fund/

Mental Health Response Fund