Update on the NSUN Covid-19 Fund - 21st August 2020

The NSUN Covid-19 Fund was open for applications from the 30th April to the 30th June.

*The Fund is now closed*

We received 381 applications in total, and initially awarded £60,000 to 78 organisations, groups and collectives. We were then able to provide 10 additional grants to existing grantees which were organisations led by and for people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic communities. Thanks to an additional grant from Lankelly Chase, we then awarded an additional £10,000 to 10 organisations, groups and collectives. The total awarded was £120,000 to 88 organisations. The NSUN Covid-19 Fund was made available through a grant from Mind via the Department of Health and Social Care, and a grant from Lankelly Chase. The NSUN Covid-19 Fund was entirely managed by NSUN.

We will be evaluating the impact of the grant in September. As part of this we have asked 10 organisations or groups to produce a short video to talk about their work. Here is the first from Nomad Radio.

The following groups/organisations/collectives were awarded a grant.

1 361 Lifesupport
2 3 Starts
3 Adira
4 African Caribbean Forum Kent
5 Arts and Health Hub
6 Badass People Demystified
7 Boooom CIC
8 Bristol Disability Equality Forum
9 Bristol Reclaiming Independent Living
10 Breakdown Bolton
11 Bury Veterans Hub Cafe
12 By Your Side
13 Chesterfield Bipolar Group
14 Chime to Thrive
15 Chronically Awesome
16 CiLK (Centre for Independent Living (Kent))
17 Community Action to Inspire Hope
18 Community Enterprise East London
19 Community Network Group CIC
20 Compassionate Mental Health
21 Depression Xpression
22 EleMental Music
23 Empower the Invisible Project CIC
25 Ffena
26 For Women
27 Free2B-Me LGBTQ+ Community Organisation
28 Freya
29 FruitCake Creatives
30 Hearts and Minds
31 Hive South Yorkshire
32 Humanity Concern Projects
33 Humber All Nations Alliance
34 Independent and Work Ready
35 Kashmiri Arts & Heritage Foundation
36 Kunsaka
37 KwaAfrica
38 Let's Talk About Loss
39 Mad Covid
40 Make it Happen
41 Make Space
42 MCRC Ltd
43 Melancholy and Raving 
44 Men Up North
45 Meridian Women's Association
46 Migrant Empowerment Group
47 Mom's Mindful Hub
48 MSKT/BACA Whiteness and Race Equality network
49 National Hearing Voices Network
50 New Baby Network CIC
51 Nomad Radio
52 North East together
53 North Tyneside Disability Forum Ltd
54 On the Out
55 Organisation of Support and Advice for Religion and Culture (OSARC)
56 People Come First
57 People First
58 Pioneer LXP
59 PND Mummies CIC
60 Real Insight Consultancy UK CIC
61 Release into Victory
62 Rise and Shine
63 Rising Moments community project group
64 Safely Held Talking Learning Healing
66 Self-Injury Self Help
67 Self-Injury Support
68 Shaftesbury Mental Health Peer Support Group
69 Shining stars community group
70 SM Talking Circles
71 Surrey Coalition of Disabled people
72 Survivors of depression in transition
73 Survivors' Poetry
74 SWAN (Supporting Women, Activities Network)
75 Taking Control of Psychiatric Medication Group
76 Talk for Health Chair and Share group
77 Talking Sense
78 Taraki
79 The Clear Out Your Closet Collective
80 The Cultural Connection
81 The Octopus Foundation
82 The Sunshine Group
83 Traveller Pride
84 Waltham Forest Hearing Voices Group
85 #watchUsgrow
86 We love carers
87 West London Somaliland Community
88 Wish