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.