Call for applications: Mind the Gap Fund [Now closed]

Mind the Gap fund

Calling Islington groups & organisations! Are you dedicated to providing mental health, psychological, and/or advocacy support for Islington residents at risk of homelessness?

Islington Giving’s new funding call, Mind The Gap, is here to support your vital work. We have a total of £150,000 to fund projects in Islington and maximum grant is likely to be £30,000 (more can be requested by two or more groups working in collaboration). This can include multi-year funding. By applying to Mind the Gap, your organisation can provide critical support to residents who need it most.

We are looking for projects working with adults who are homeless/at risk of homelessness and: 

  • Experiencing mental ill-health and/or
  • At risk of exploitation or abuse and/or
  • In contact with the Criminal Justice System and/or
  • Using substance

We would like to invite applications from projects that provide one or more of the following: 

  • Psychological / mental health interventions, to include 1 to 1 support.
  • Advocacy, advice or support for beneficiaries to navigate and access the mental health services they need.
  • Coproduction opportunities advocating for wider system-change to improve mental health support for people who experience homelessness in Islington.

We will consider proposals for new/pilot projects, or those which continue or add to a project that is already established. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a difference in our community and borough. Apply now and help us bridge the gap in support systems!

The closing date is Midnight on Friday 28th April 2023.

Applying to this fund

Please read the application guidelines and apply online here.

Multiple groups applying in collaboration can request more than £30,000 if this would create a more useful intervention for individuals, and the system more widely.

This is not a large fund. Please read the criteria and think carefully about whether to apply. You can always have a chat to us first: laura.guy@cripplegate.org.uk 

If you are requesting project funding over multiple years, please consider including an inflationary uplift in your budget/proposal.

Final grant decisions will be made in mid-June 2023.

This fund has been made possible by a donation to Islington Giving from Google. 

Need some extra help?

If you have any questions, please contact our Programme Manager, Laura Guy, laura.guy@cripplegate.org.uk or 020 7288 6942 .

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