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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, demand for mental health services is increasing. Voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations have a vital role working alongside our NHS colleagues to support anyone who has a mental health problem.
Thanks to £270,000 support from Comic Relief and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund – Wales has been established. Its purpose is to help mental health VCS organisations based in Wales continue to provide services – or provide additional support. Organisations can apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects lasting up to 31 March 2021, with £5,000 being the smallest grant available.
The Mental health Consortia
Mind is administering the fund on behalf of, and in partnership with, the Mental Health Consortia. This is made up of leading UK-based mental health organisations. Mental Health Consortia and includes representatives from the following:
- Association of Mental Health Providers
- Centre for Mental Health
- Mental Health Foundation
- Rethink Mental Illness
About the application process
- The closing date for applications was previously 5 pm, 3 August 2020. This has been changed to 5 pm, 10 August 2020
- Applicants will be informed of the outcome within a month of applying, and will be expected to begin delivery in October, with a completion date of the end of March 2021
- Funding decisions will be reached by an independent Investment Panel made up of representatives from
Online application portal
You will need to submit your application online via Flexigrant our online application portal.
If you have never applied for a grant with Mind before, you will need to register for a Flexigrant account via the portal.
Download our guidance document for more information about using Flexigrant.
Fund guidance notes
Please ensure you read the fund guidance notes before submitting your application. The guide provides an overview of the fund objectives, eligibility criteria, and practical information about completing your application.
You may also find it helpful to read our summary of Frequently Asked Questions. This is a ‘live’ document and will be updated regularly.
For reference purposes only, you can download a PDF version of the application form, so you can collect all the supporting information needed to complete your Flexigrant application.
If, having read the guidance notes and other resources, you have any outstanding queries about the grant programme or the application process, please email the Network Investment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘CMHRF-Wales query’ in the subject title.
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