Update on the NSUN Covid-19 Fund - 9th July 2020

The NSUN Covid-19 Fund has been open for applications since the 30th April.

*The Fund is now closed*

We received 381 applications in total, and have awarded 65 grants to 63 organisations. The total awarded to date is £47,481.25.

The following groups/organisations/collectives have been approved so far. If you have applied, and have not received an email letting you know your application was not successful, and can’t see the name of your organisation on the list, it is most likely due to be reviewed by a forthcoming panel. Please email us if you have any questions.

1 361 Lifesupport
2 Adira
3 African Caribbean Forum Kent
4 Bury Veterans Hub Cafe
5 By Your Side
6 Chesterfield Bipolar Group
7 Chronically Awesome
8 CiLK (Centre for Independent Living (Kent))
9 Community Action to Inspire Hope
10 Community Enterprise East London
11 Community Network Group CIC
12 Depression Xpression
13 EleMental Music
14 Empower the Invisible Project CIC
16 For Women
17 Free2B-Me LGBTQ+ Community Organisation
18 Freya
19 FruitCake Creatives
20 Hive South Yorkshire
21 Humber All Nations Alliance
22 Kashmiri Arts & Heritage Foundation
23 Kunsaka
24 Let's Talk About Loss
25 Make it Happen
26 MCRC Ltd
27 Melancholy and Raving 
28 Men Up North
29 Migrant Empowerment Group
30 Mom's Mindful Hub
31 MSKT/BACA Whiteness and Race Equality network
32 National Hearing Voices Network
33 Nomad Radio
34 North East together
35 North Tyneside Disability Forum Ltd
36 On the Out
37 Organisation of Support and Advice for Religion and Culture (OSARC)
38 People Come First
39 Pioneer LXP
40 PND Mummies CIC
41 Real Insight Consultancy UK CIC
42 Release into Victory
43 Rising Moments community project group
44 Safely Held Talking Learning Healing
46 Shaftesbury Mental Health Peer Support Group
47 Shining stars community group
48 Survivors of depression in transition
49 Survivors' Poetry
50 SWAN (Supporting Women, Activities Network)
51 Taking Control of Psychiatric Medication Group
52 Talk for Health Chair and Share group
53 Talking Sense
54 Taraki
55 The Clear Out Your Closet Collective
56 The Cultural Connection
57 The Octopus Foundation
58 The Sunshine Group
59 Traveller Pride
60 Waltham Forest Hearing Voices Group
61 #watchUsgrow
62 West London Somaliland Community
63 Wish

Commons reasons why applications were not successful include:

  • The application was not from a user-led organisation/group
  • The application was not mental health specific
  • The application was not Covid-related
  • Requests for food costs
  • Applications from individuals did not clearly demonstrate how their work would benefit the wider community
  • There was not a specific breakdown of costs