MHSF - Helplines Fund with Bupa Foundation
The Mental Health Sustainability Fund's Helplines Fund with Bupa Foundation is now closed. We awarded to 12 providers whom you can read about here. We presently have no grants open and cannot detail when we may next go out for a grant round.
With a generous donation from Bupa Foundation, The Association of Mental Health Providers is proud to administer the first targeted grant-making element within the Mental Health Sustainability Programme; to support organisations who have a helpline element to be positively impacted with regards their sustainability at this stage in England’s pandemic response.
This fund will provide small grants of up to £5,000 (from a pot of £50,000), to support sustainability in small-medium sized (up to £250,000 turnover) mental health voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations who offer a helpline provision.
As of 12pm Friday 3 December we are no longer accepting applications and will make awards known in the New Year.
The eligibility criteria for this round is:
|Type of organisation||Registered charity, not for profit company limited by guarantee, CIC (Community Interest Company) or CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation)|
|Age of organisation||Is to have been operational and registered with Companies House/Charity Commission for at least 2 years by time of application (=registration on/before November 2019).|
|Helpline provision||Definition of helpline:
A service providing non-face-to-face advice, support and information via phone, email, text, SMS or online.
|Expressed purpose||Is to support individuals suffering from mental health needs or illnesses as evidenced by and stated in organisation’s governing documents, as well as by a track record of previous mental health support provision|
|Supporting those with health inequalities exacerbated by Covid-19||Such as minoritised communities (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic communities), LGBT+, children and young people, older people, new mothers, and those in contact with the criminal justice system etc.|
|Able to demonstrate||That this funding is required to support the sustainability of this organisation through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond|
|Size of organization||Annual revenue of no more than £250,000 in last full year accounts.|
|Location||Based in England, with majority of beneficiaries in England|
To understand more about this targeted round round of funding, please read our
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