The mental health charity Mind and Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk, have announced the launch of their £1.3m women’s mental health peer support grants programme.
Grants are available to fund a broad range of voluntary, predominantly women’s sector, organisations. All applicants will therefore need to demonstrate a track record of delivering services and programmes developed specifically for women facing complex social issues.
Covering England and Wales, the programme aims to fund:
- Organisations to facilitate peer support initiatives delivered for and by women experiencing multiple disadvantage. Around 30 grants of up to £25,000, and around 50 grants of up to £10,000 will be available to facilitate peer support with women experiencing, or at risk of developing, mental health problems and experiencing disadvantage, particularly 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. Five capacity building ‘Hub’ grants of up to £50,000 will be available. These grants will go to women’s organisations with specialist expertise of women with, or at risk of developing, mental health problems and experiencing multiple disadvantage.
Mind and Agenda will be running the following seven face-to-face information events in September:
- London, 13 September, 11 am to 1 pm.
- Manchester, 17 September, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.
- York, 17 September, 3 pm to 5 pm.
- Exeter, 18 September, 2 pm to 4 pm.
- Cardiff, 19 September, 2 pm to 4 pm.
- Birmingham, 19 September, 2pm to 4 pm.
- Wrexham, 20 September, 2pm to 4 pm.
The closing date for applications is the 15th October 2018.