Mental Health

The Foundation has supported charities working in the mental health sector since 2008.

We make grants to charities working to improve the lives of people with mental health issues, most of which tend to focus on service delivery for adults experiencing severe and enduring mental illnesses or in crisis. Grants may also be made to charities which support children and young people experiencing or at risk of severe mental illness, or in crisis. The Foundation does not have a grant application process, but searches proactively for opportunities where funding could make a difference.

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 £800,000 in grants to organisations within this portfolio. Most grants support core costs of the charities and are often multi-year commitments.

The Foundation would like to fund organisations that:

  • Target people experiencing:

– Severe and enduring mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and psychosis, and other chronic functional disorders, including severe depressions, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm)

– Mental health crises

  • Have a strong focus on impact measurement, and can demonstrate positive outcomes
  • Mainly undertake service delivery interventions.

Find out more about our grantees