As one of the two smaller UK based portfolios, the Foundation has supported charities working in the mental health sector since 2008.
We make grants proactively to charities working to improve the lives of people with mental health issues, most of which tend to focus on service delivery for adults with severe and enduring mental illnesses.
The portfolio supports a range of work in this area, including crisis and recovery, advice and information, and raising public awareness. These organisations are of various sizes, work to different models, and operate on a local and national level.
Each year, the Foundation provides a total of around £600,000 in grants within this portfolio. Most grants support core costs of the charities and are often long-term commitments.