The Department of Health and Social Care has made £5 million available to support voluntary and community sector (VCS) mental health providers which are experiencing an increase in demand for their services due to coronavirus. Through the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund, small and large grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to help increase mental support for people with and at risk of developing mental health problems. This might include befriending support, support or advice workers, peer support, and practical help including support whilst in self-isolation. Funding can cover costs such as core and capital costs, and direct project costs such as staff and volunteer training. Applications can be made at any time and will be assessed every two weeks for an anticipated eight to ten weeks. Click here