Grant Funding – Specialist Debt Advice Providers

Grant Funding – Specialist Debt Advice Providers

The grant recipient will ensure that referrals made by approved mental health professionals are dealt with in a timely way.

Breathing Space Mental Health Access Mechanism (England) Grant Funding

Contract summary



  • Other community, social and personal services – 98000000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£0 to £2,200,000

Procurement reference


Published date

4 March 2021

Closing date

18 March 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

2 April 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Other: Grant Funding

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?





The Money and Pensions Service is inviting applications from specialist debt advice providers to support customers receiving mental health crisis treatment in England who are referred for a Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space.

The grant recipient will ensure that referrals made by approved mental health professionals are dealt with in a timely way so that eligible customers gain the protections offered by Breathing Space for the duration of their mental health crisis treatment.

Where feasible, MaPS would also like the grant recipient to provide these customers with specialist debt advice after their crisis treatment.

As this is a new project, the provider will work with MaPS to co-design the offer, identifying ways to enhance efficiency and effectiveness and supporting MaPS with its evaluation of the project.


More information


Linked Notice



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Please note that this opportunity is for Grant Funding and not for a Service Contract.


1.Interested organisations must be registered as a ‘Supplier’ on the MaPS eSourcing portal (JAGGAER) to participate: If you have not already done so, please use the following link:

2.To register, you must have a valid DUNS number (provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a grant agreement if invited to do so.

3.If you do not have a DUNS number, please contact D&B UK directly on 0870 243 2344 (option 3), or online at:

4.Once registered on the portal, your organisation will be able to access the MaPS documents for this project in the ‘Live Tenders’ Section within the ‘Jagger Portal’.

5. Please email should you require further assistance; and using “21-21G” in the subject title.

6. Please note all further communications including the submission of your online bid will be via the Jaggaer portal.


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Carol Hilaire


120 Holborn