The National Survivor User Network (NSUN) will be offering grants to smaller groups who are providing mental health peer support activities. This is part of funding allocated by the government to help organisations who are delivering mental health support services during the pandemic. MIND is distributing the larger funding pots of £20,ooo and £50,000 to registered charities (read more here). NSUN will be distributing smaller funding pots of £1,000 to community groups and smaller charities.
Who can apply for NSUN funding
What can you use the funding for?
Here are some examples of ways funds could be used
- You might be a peer support group in the community who require an annual Zoom subscription to move your group online.
- You might be a local advocacy and peer support group who might require a laptop or additional data on your phones to continue your support activities.
- You might be a group which is not currently online who need to create a website to share your services.
- You might need to cover DBS checks for new volunteers.
- You might need to cover the costs of a sessional facilitator/contractor for additional training to move your peer support group online.
How can you apply
Funding is expected to go live by the end of April. Please keep an eye on their website.
- You can read more on their website here.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like guidance on making funding applications.