Mind, the leading mental health charity in England and Wales, and Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk, have launched a £1.3m programme to support women’s mental health peer support projects. Grants are available to fund a broad range of voluntary, predominantly women’s sector, organisations. All applicants will need to demonstrate a track record of delivering services and programmes developed specifically for women facing complex social issues.
Covering England and Wales, the programme aims to fund between 80 and 90 awards through the following strands:
Women’s Peer Support Hubs: Five capacity building ‘Hub’ grants of up to £50,000 will be available to women’s organisations with specialist expertise of women with, or at risk of developing, mental health problems and experiencing multiple disadvantage.
Peer Support delivery: Around 30 grants of up to £25,000, and around 50 grants of up to £10,000 will be available to facilitate peer support initiatives for women who are experiencing, or at risk of developing, mental health problems and experiencing disadvantage, particularly multiple disadvantage.
England or Wales based Registered Charities, Community Interest Companies (CICs), Charitable Incorporate Organisations (CIOs), or Companies Limited by Guarantee are eligible to apply for grants that represent no more than 25% of the organisation’s annual turnover.
Partnership applications where the lead Partner is one of the above organisations are welcomed.
The closing date for applications is the 15th October 2018.