Funding: For Peer Support Grps

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The Fund will award grants of up to £500 to peer support, mutual aid or self-help groups to connect remotely, prepare to move their activities to face-to-face, or make their group more sustainable. The peer support, mutual aid or self-help group must benefit people or communities who live with mental ill-health, trauma and distress. 

In this context, peer support is defined as the intentional action of bringing people together who have experiences in common, to offer mutual support. Not all groups will define themselves as ‘mental health groups’. They are interested in groups who recognise that coming together supports wellbeing, healing or connection, and other things we associate with our mental health.

The peer support, mutual aid or self-help group must take place in a community setting (i.e. not NHS or local authority), and should be in some way led by the members of the community it engages.

This fund closes 31 May.  Grants will be awarded by the end of July and needs to be spent by 31 December. 

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