People with mental health problems

The Foundation has a long history of supporting work aimed at improving mental health.  In recent years, we have funded an average of 25 grants to a total value of around £110,000 per year.

The Foundation aims to fund work benefitting people affected by mental health problems – lessening their isolation and feelings of stigma, improving wellbeing and promoting recovery, and enabling people to feel included in their local communities.

Our focus is on funding mental health charities that support people with moderate or severe mental health issues – rather than more general wellbeing or wellness projects.

We fund organisations that provide general services and activities to people with moderate/severe mental health conditions; as well as groups working with people affected by specific or particular issues – such as bipolar disorder, or depression, or self-harm, or eating disorders for example.

The types of grants we have made recently include funding for befriending and mentoring projects; peer support and self-help groups; therapeutic arts activities; gardening and horticulture projects; as well as for the provision of advice, information and advocacy. We do not fund one-to-one counselling or therapy.

If you have any queries or need further clarification on eligibility, please contact

See below for some cases studies of a selection of the more recent grants we have made.

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Application Closing Date

The closing date for new applications for our February trustee meeting is Monday 11th December.

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