Violence, Abuse and Mental Health

There are no open funding opportunities for VAMHN network at the moment.

Early Career Researcher Bursary Awards

The network is delighted to launch another round of the Early Career Researcher (ECR) Training Bursary Scheme, which aims to support junior researchers to attend training courses, research placements at institutions other than their own, and conferences. Applicants will be assessed on their funding needs as well as their case for support. The maximum bursary value is £250.

For further information on the scheme and how to apply, visit the relevant VAMHN webpage here

Deadline: 25th April 2022


Arts Funding Competition (now closed)

VAMHN is delighted to announce its Arts Funding Competition. The focus is on collaborations that will engage the wider public around violence, abuse and mental health. The network is looking for innovative artistic projects which inspire discussion around violence, abuse, and mental health. They are especially keen for the involvement of people with lived experience.

Find out more here.

Application deadline: 4th March 2022 at  5 pm.

Awards of up to £15k are available.


Earlier funding opportunities (now closed)

Small Grant Call 2021: Interventions

The third VAMHN Grant Competition on the theme of interventions is now open! Grants are available up to a maximum of £25,000 and can be used to deliver a targeted piece of research or to pump-prime larger projects

Applications closed on 2nd June 2021 at 5 pm.

To find out the full details of this funding opportunity please visit VAMHN’s website and download the application pack

Small Grant Call 2020: Understanding

VAMHN’s Small Grants Call of 2020 is now closed. Grants of up to £25K were available for VAMHN’s small grant call on the theme of understanding violence, abuse and mental health. Projects were welcomed addressing key questions within the understanding theme.

(1)  What are common sources of harm in the interconnected systems encountered by victims and survivors of violence and abuse?

(2)  What are the pathways to experiencing – and/or using – violence and abuse, and their relationship with mental health problems?

(3)  What factors are protective against violence, abuse, and mental health problems across the life course, disaggregated by gender, and which could be potential targets for interventions? 

Meaningful involvement of survivors and third sector organisations, with appropriate costing, had to be addressed in the application. 

To find out more and access resources click here.

VAMHN’s 2019 small grant call on measurement is now closed. You can find out more about the projects funded here.

For more open funding calls from across the 8 UKRI mental health research networks, return to our funding page