Funding for NI Charities to Deliver Mental Health ‌Support Services

Applications are being accepted by a fund is to equip and enable charities to provide a wide range of support services for people with mental ill health throughout Northern Ireland.

A funding programme for community organisations in Northern Ireland to support the delivery of mental wellbeing services is inviting applications.

Applications will be accepted from constituted voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations, with priority given to organisations that are delivering projects that have a direct impact on services users.

Innovative interventions, projects or those of a pilot nature which have the potential to enhance support in the longer term are particularly welcome.

Eligible projects and activities include the following:

  • Talking therapies, psychological therapies and similar interventions.
  • Interventions which reduce pressures on mental health acute in-patient facilities for adults and children including in-reach to in-patient mental health services where there is support from the HSC Trusts.
  • Interventions which are expected to have an overall impact on the need for people to access statutory services.
  • Reduction in stigma associated with mental health.
  • Advocacy and peer support work.
  • Capacity building and sustainability in the delivery of mental health interventions and projects.

The fund provides two categories of grant values:

  • Small grants of £5,000 to £30,000.
  • Medium grants of £30,000 to £100,000.

Projects can be for 12 months, 24 months, or longer, providing that they are completed by mid March 2024.

The deadline for applications is 1pm on 22 October 2021.