Grants of between £200 and £500 are available to peer support, mutual aid or self-help groups in England and Wales for activities that benefit people or communities who live with mental ill-health, trauma and distress.
The funding is being made available through the National Survivor User Network’s Side by Side Fund and can be used to help community member-led groups to connect remotely, prepare to move their activities to face-to-face, or make their group more sustainable.
Examples of activities which could be funded include: PPE/cleaning materials; travel for members; zoom subscription/online platforms; equipment such as a laptop or tablet; mobile data; room hire; DBS checks for facilitators; activity materials. This is not an exhaustive list.
Applications are particularly encouraged from groups led by and for people from racialised communities/people of colour, young people aged 18 to 25 years, and groups who have been unable to meet during the coronavirus pandemic.
The deadline for applications is the 31st May 2021.
For any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
National Survivor User Network – Side by Side Fund