A new £1.3m grant fund aimed at supporting women with, or at risk of, mental health problems is open for applications.
The women’s mental health peer support grants programme is run by Mind, the mental health charity, and Agenda.
It will aim to support 4,500 women by funding between 80 and 90 community projects in England and Wales, with priority given to smaller women’s organisations.
The programme has two strands of funding:
- Organisations to facilitate peer support initiatives delivered for and by women experiencing multiple disadvantage. Multiple disadvantage is defined as women who experience several issues such as mental health problems, homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, abuse and violence, offending, and family breakdown. They may have one main need complicated by other factors (e.g. race, sexuality, age or disability) or lower level issues which together combine to constitute multiple disadvantage.
- ‘Women’s Peer Support Hubs’ – women’s organisations working to improve the capacity of individuals and community based organisations to lead effective peer support activity delivered for and by women.
The deadline for applications is October 15th, with a live webinar on how to apply taking place on October 1st.