Women's Mental Health Peer Support Programme: Enabling Provision for Women

Deadline: 
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 5:00pm

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to increase the availability of sustainable, mental-health peer support delivered for and by women experiencing multiple disadvantage within communities and are frequently under-represented in services. The total amount applied for is expected to be less than 25% of the applying organisation's annual turnover.

 Funding is available to a broad range of voluntary organisations in the form of

  • Women’s Peer Support Hub Grants: to fund five 'Hubs', four in England and one in Wales, to improve the capacity of individuals and community-based organisations to lead effective peer-support activity delivered for and by women.
  • Peer Support Delivery Grants: to fund 80 community-based, peer-support initiatives facilitated by the organisations and led by and for women with experience of multiple disadvantage.

Two strands of funding are available:

Women’s Peer Support Hub Grants:

  • Up to £50,000 is available to deliver five Women’s Peer Support Hubs, alongside direct or indirect peer support delivery.
  • Up to £25,000 is available to solely deliver the Women’s Peer Support Hub capacity building element (without the direct or indirect peer support element).

Peer Support Delivery Grants:

  • Thirty large grants of £5,000-£25,000 are available for peer-support initiatives.
  • Fifty small grants of £5,000-£10,000 are available for peer-support initiatives.