No Min - £500
31 May 2021
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EXTERNAL FUNDING for Peer Support Groups

Who Can Apply

Applications will be accepted from peer support, mutual aid or self-help groups in England and Wales.

The following criteria apply:

  • The peer support, mutual aid or self-help group must take place in a community setting (ie not NHS or local authority), and should be in some way led by the members of the community it engages.
  • The group must benefit people or communities who live with mental ill-health, trauma and distress.

NSUN particularly welcomes applications from:

  • Groups led by and for people from racialised communities/people of colour.
  • Groups led by and for young people (aged 18-25).
  • Groups who have been unable to meet during the COVID-19 pandemic, which may be due to digital poverty.


The programme will not fund core organisational costs.

Eligible Expenditure

Eligible costs and activities include:

  • PPE/cleaning materials.
  • Travel for members.
  • Zoom subscription/online platforms.
  • Equipment such as a laptop or tablet.
  • Mobile data.
  • Room hire.
  • DBS checks for facilitators.
  • Activity materials.

This list is not exhaustive.

How To Apply

Follow the link below or press the red GO TO GRANT button on the left, it will take you to the National Survivor User Network

NSUN Side By Side Fund | National Survivor User Network