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Mental Health funding support bids welcome for VCS organisations


Voluntary and community sector (VCS) mental health organisations have a vital role working in the community providing support to anyone who has a mental health need.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, demand for mental health services is increasing.

To help VCS organisations based in England continue to provide mental health services – or provide additional support – organisations can apply for a Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund (CMHRF) grant. £5m support from government (the Department of Health and Social Care)has been made available, grants of £20,000 or £50,000 are available for projects lasting up to 12 months

Application Process:

  • Applicants are invited to apply at any time.
  • It’s a fast track assessment process so applications will be assessed every two weeks and applicants will be informed of the outcome within a month of applying.
  • Applications should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete.
  • The fund will remain open for mental health voluntary sector organisations for as long as funds remain.

Latest NIHR funding opportunities

For the latest NIHR funding opportunities, please see their information page.