Due to the coronavirus pandemic, demand for mental health services is increasing. Voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations have a vital role in 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.
Mind is administering the fund in partnership with the Mental Health Consortia. More information about the members of the Mental Health Consortia is available through the Mind website.
About the application process
The closing date for application is 5 pm, 10 August 2020.
Applicants will be informed of the outcome within a month of applying
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.
Fund guidance notes
Please ensure you read the fund guidance notes, also available from the webpage, before submitting your application. The guide provides an overview of the fund objectives, eligibility criteria, and practical information about completing your application.
For reference purposes only, you can also 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.