With funding from the Government, the Women’s Mental Health Peer Support grants programme is administered by Mind, the mental health charity, in partnership with Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk.
The programme responds to the needs of women experiencing disadvantage, particularly multiple disadvantage, who are frequently under-represented in services.
Work will be supported for a maximum of one year, and the funders expect to make between 80 and 90 awards ranging from £5,000 to £50,000 through the following two funding strands:
- Women’s peer support hubs to support five women’s organisations in creating ‘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 initiatives based in the community, which will be facilitated by applying organisations and led by and for women with experience of multiple disadvantage.
Applications are invited from registered charities, Community Interest Companies (CIC), Charitable Incorporate Organisations (CIO), or companies limited by guarantee in England or Wales and with a track record of engaging with women who have experience of multiple disadvantage. Applicants for ‘hubs’ grants should be women’s organisations with specialist expertise of women with, or at risk of developing, mental-health problems and experiencing multiple disadvantage.