Mind is administering a £5 million grant fund in partnership with other leading mental health providers in England.

The coronavirus pandemic means that more people, either with or without an existing mental health problem, are seeking support for their mental health.

To help VCS organisations based in England continue to provide mental health services – or provide additional support – they can apply for a Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund (CMHRF) grant.
The £5m support from Government (the Department of Health and Social Care), means that grants of £20,000 or £50,000 are available for projects lasting up to 12 months.

On the behalf of mental health providers in England, Mind is administering the fund in partnership with the Mental Health Consortia (MHC), who represent the leading mental health organisations in England.

From 16 April 2020 voluntary sector, mental health organisations in England can apply for grants – visit the Association of Mental Health Providers website or Mind’s website for more information on how to apply.

The National Survivor User Network (NSUN) will be administering part of the fund to support user-led organisations and smaller, un-constituted community organisations, who might not otherwise be eligible for a grant. Details will be available from Monday 20 April on the NSUN website.