Association of Mental Health Providers is pleased to announce the launch of the small grants fund as part of the Mental Health Sustainability Programme. This fund will be used to provide grants of up to £5000 to support the sustainability of mental health voluntary, community, and social enterprise provider organisations, with a turnover of £25-500k.
VCSE mental health organisations have a vital role working in the community providing support to anyone who has a mental health need but continues to face many challenges in delivering services during Covid-19, intensified by lockdowns and varying tier systems.
It is vital that service providers working in the community are supported to enable them to continue delivering essential life saving services to people who need it most so it can be effective and sustainable during and after the pandemic.
As such, Association of Mental Health Providers are looking at funding costs that can positively impact the sustainability of an organisation. They are looking specifically for those that support the mental health and wellbeing of communities disproportionately impacted by Covid-19; with a focus on organisations that are led by and/or are supporting Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic communities.
They will also be considering applications from organisations supporting disadvantaged groups such as the homeless community, those in contact with the criminal justice system, children and young people, women and girls and victims of domestic violence etc.