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NSUN Covid-19 Fund

 NSUN launches a new fund with grants of up to £1000 to support peer support, community action and mutual aid for mental health during Covid-19.

As part of the funding programme around the Coronavirus Mental Health Response fund, NSUN is adminstering a smaller fund designed to support user-led organisations and smaller unconstituted community groups in England, who might not be otherwise eligible for a grant.
Grants of up to £1000 will be available to support community action, peer support, mutual aid and other activities that will make a direct difference to the lives of people living with mental ill-health, trauma and distress during this Covid-19 period.

For a detailed description of the fund, including explanations of the ways funds can be used, go to

Will my group be eligible?

The NSUN grants are available to User Led Organisations (ULOs)  across England who need additional funds to deliver their support and activities during Covid-19. You may be a peer support group, a mutual aid group, a community group, a Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO), or a ULO (this is not an exhaustive list). Charities can apply, but they must be user-led.
You will need to be a member of NSUM. Membership is free for ULOs and commnunity groups, and you can sign up here.

You can apply for the NSUN Covid-19 fund here. Please read the guidance below carefully.

You can download the questions here to help you prepare your application. Please note that we can only accept applications that are submitted through the online form. We are only allowing one application per organisation.

Please note: Basingstoke Voluntary Action work closely with the local community to raise awareness of grants and also assist with advice and guidance on applications etc. If you apply for this or any other grant, please let us know via email to enable us to understand what is being applied for. Also, if you are in fact successful in receipt of any grant please let us know to enable reporting of such funding locally.


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