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Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund England

Thanks to £5m support from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Mind launched the Consortia the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund for England on 16th April 2020. Administered by Mind on behalf of the Mental Health Consortia, voluntary and community sector organisations were able to apply for grants of up to £50,000 to deliver work for up to 12 months. 

About the Mental Health Consortia

The Mental Health Consortia represents some of the leading mental health organisations in England.

The Mental Health Consortia includes representatives from the following:

As part of this funding programme, the National Survivor User Network (NSUN) administered a separate fund that focused on supporting user-led organisations and smaller, constituted community organisations, who might not otherwise be eligible for a grant. Details of this fund can be found on the NSUN website.

Organisations supported so far

Mind received over 1000 applications to this fund. Following three grants panel meetings (made up of representatives from DHSC, the mental health sector, other grant-makers and panel members with lived experience), we have now awarded funding to 134 organisations; 72 small awards (funding of up to £20,000) and 62 large awards (funding of up to £100,000). 

  • Aaina Community Hub
  • Achieve Change and Engagement (Ace)
  • Acorns (North Tyneside)
  • Addictions North East
  • African Caribbean Comunity Initaitive (ACCI)
  • AFRICAN HEALTH POLICY NETWORK (AHPN)
  • Age UK Wirral
  • Alternatives Trust East London
  • Amaze
  • Ambitious about Autism
  • Artcore
  • Barnsley and District Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Bath Mind
  • Best Beginnings
  • Better Pathways (registered as Birmingham Industrial Therapy Association Ltd)
  • Bipolar UK
  • Birmingham Mind
  • Bluebell Care Trust
  • Bristol Somali Resource Centre
  • Cambridge Acorn Project
  • Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
  • Centrepoint
  • Changes Bristol Ltd
  • Changing Faces
  • Cheddar Community Partnership
  • Children Ahead Ltd
  • Community Links
  • CPSL Mind
  • Daisy Chain Project Teesside
  • Dementia Forward
  • Derby City Mission Ltd
  • East Sussex Recovery Alliance
  • Eating Matters
  • Falcon Supports Services E.M Ltd
  • Family Counselling Trust
  • Firvale Community Hub
  • Gendered Intelligence
  • Headspace Bolton C.I.C
  • Health Psychology Management Organisation Services (HP-MOS)
  • Home-Start Exeter, East and Mid Devon
  • Illuminate Charity
  • IMO Charity
  • Independence Initiative Ltd
  • Investing in People and Culture
  • Isle of Wight Youth Trust
  • Islington Mind
  • JAN Trust
  • Kaleidoscope Project
  • Key Changes (Islington Music Forum Ltd)
  • Lambeth and Southwark Mind
  • Leeds Jewish Welfare Board
  • LGBT Foundation
  • Lighthouse Homes
  • London Friend
  • Luton All Women's Centre
  • Maan Somali Mental Health Sheffield
  • Maidstone and Mid Kent Mind
  • Maundy Relief
  • Mental Health Independent Support Team (MhIST)
  • Midaye Somali Development Network
  • Migrants Organise
  • Mind in Brighton and Hove
  • Mind in Harrow
  • Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
  • Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham
  • MindOut LGBTQ Mental Health Service
  • Motherwell Cheshire CIO
  • My Sisters Place
  • National Schizophrenia Fellowship
  • New Dawn New Day
  • No Limits (South)
  • Norfolk and Waveney Mind
  • North Kent Mind
  • Norwich Samaritans
  • Oakleaf Enterprise
  • OCD Action
  • OCD-UK
  • Off The Record, Bath & North East Somerset
  • Omega, the National Association for End of Life Care
  • One Place East
  • Our Place Support
  • Overgate Hospice
  • PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide
  • Quench Arts CIC
  • Red Rose Recovery
  • Redcar & Cleveland Mind
  • Respect for all counselling
  • RNIB
  • Rugby League Cares
  • Sahara in Preston
  • Sandwell African Women Association
  • Shama Womens Centre
  • Share Community Ltd
  • Sheffield Women's Counselling and Therapy Service
  • Shine A Light Support Service
  • SignHealth
  • Solace Surviving Exile and Persecution
  • Speakup Self Advocacy Limited
  • Spectra CIC
  • Sport In Mind
  • St Helens Mind
  • St Martins Housing Trust
  • Suffolk Rape Crisis
  • Support After Rape and Sexual Violence (SARSVL)
  • Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care Ltd
  • Take Off
  • TEN North East
  • The Bungalow Partnership
  • The Cellar Trust
  • The CLD Trust
  • The Conservation Volunteers
  • The Counselling Centre
  • The Happy Baby Community
  • The Hugs Foundation
  • The Learning Community Ltd
  • The Lily Mae Foundation
  • The Sara Lee Trust
  • The Sleep Charity
  • The Thornbury Centre
  • The What? Centre
  • Thurrock & Brentwood Mind
  • Tower Hamlets Friends and Neighbours
  • Trevi House
  • Turning Tides Homelessness
  • URPotential
  • Visyon Ltd
  • Waterloo Community Counselling
  • Wellspring Counselling Ltd
  • West Kent Mind
  • Woman's Trust
  • YMCA North Tyneside
  • Young Devon
  • YoungMinds
  • Your Emotional Support Service

For more information, including project details, please view this document.

Map of all Awards

Fund status

The fund is currently closed to applications. However, we recommend you regularly visit this webpage for updates about any planned reopening of the Fund.

Uplift to the fund

DHSC recently provided an uplift to the Fund of around £200,000. As a result we are reconvening the grants panel to review previously unsuccessful applications to the programme.

We will be contacting these newly successful applicants in the near future. We will update this webpage with this additional information.

Further information

If you would like more information about the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund or have any questions relating to any of the projects awarded grants through the fund, please contact Mind's Investment Team.

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