The mental health needs of people from marginalised communities are often unmet by available services and many people are still experiencing a triple barrier of worse health, reduced access to services and poorer outcomes when services are accessed.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to greater attention the long-standing and enduring health inequalities across UK society and highlighted a need for action. People from marginalised and racialised community backgrounds are less likely to seek help for their mental health; this may be due to cultural stigmas associated with help-seeking or people feeling that clinicians have a poor understanding of different cultural needs, and even expecting or experiencing racism within services.  

In support of our work to improve equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the counselling professions, we're seeking evaluation of our third sector grant scheme which has awarded grants of £30,000 to two organisational members to work with community-led partner organisations.

For further information about the projects and evaluation requirements please see:

Invitation to tender (PDF 0.2MB)

To apply, please download and return the application form below. The closing date is Wednesday 1 June.

Application form (docx 0.1MB)

If you have any queries regarding the evaluation, please email Jeremy Bacon, Third Sector Lead at