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Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund – Update Following Third Panel Meeting

The Coronavirus Mental Health Response fund has recently had its third panel meeting and we are pleased to announce the updated list of organisations that have been awarded funding. We have now made 134 awards from the fund; 72 small awards (funding of up to £20,000) and 62 large awards (funding of up to £100,000). 

Organisations supported so far

  • Aaina Community Hub
  • Achieve Change and Engagement (Ace)
  • Acorns (North Tyneside)
  • Addictions North East
  • African Caribbean Comunity Initaitive (ACCI)
  • 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
  • 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.

Feedback from the Investment Panel and Fund Governance Group

Feedback from the panel highlighted that the quality of applications was extremely high across the board. However, panel members reflected that applicants didn't always articulate how their proposed activity complemented, rather than duplicated, other local services.

Regional Breakdown

Distribution of funding was informed and weighted by NHS Mental health population figures. The below graph shows the total distribution to each region against these figures.

Breakdown by Specific Audiences

Map of all awards

Fund status

Due to the high volume of applications, a decision was made to pause the fund for new applications in May. After undertaking an analysis of decisions across all panels, and in recognition that funding to BAME-led organisations is relatively low our Fund Governance Group has requested that we look in to ways we can distribute the programme’s current underspend to have a significant, meaningful impact for those communities and the organisations that serve them. We are currently looking in to ways to do this and will provide an update in the coming weeks.


We will also be launching the Coronavirus Mental Health Fund in Wales soon - please check back for more updates.

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