Mental Health Sustainability Fund
The Mental Health Sustainability Programme is pleased to be able to provide small grants of up to £5,000, to support sustainability in small-medium sized mental health voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.
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 the 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.
The Association of Mental Health Providers is proud to administer this grant-making element within the Mental Health Sustainability Programme, and we may be able to meet your request for support through other elements of the Programme; we ask that you are receptive and understanding if it is the case we suggest you are welcomed into our next cohort of provider organisations for the Mental Health Sustainability Programme instead of/as well as awarding you funds.
We are looking at funding costs that can positively impact the sustainability of an organisation – specifically those that are supporting 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. We will also be considering applications from organisations supporting other disadvantaged groups such as the homeless community, those in contact with the criminal justice system, children and young people, women and girls, victims of domestic violence etc.
Ideally, we like to fund something specific so we can measure the impact our donation has made – whether it’s purchasing an item of equipment, subscription membership, or something else that will help over a long period of time. There are examples and full eligibility criteria in our About the Fund pack.