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