FUNDING: Prudence Trust for Mental Health Work – apply now

Funding to improve the services of registered charities and CICs offering mental health support to young people aged 11-25 across the UK.

The Prudence Trust is making £1 million available to support charities to evaluate their services and look at how they can be improved.

Application is open to UK registered charities or CICs with an annual income above £250,000, which have a track record of running mental health support services or services for young people for at least two years.

There is a total grant budget of £1 million, with 5-8 awards of varying sizes anticipated.

The grant term is up to 24 months.

It is anticipated that between 5 to 8 grants of various sizes will be awarded.

The types of costs that can be supported include, salaries, consultancy fees, and training.

Applications will be prioritised that demonstrate:

  • a culture of curiosity – organisations that are interested not just in collecting data but in using it to find out how they can improve, those open to surprising findings
  • projects that have a clear strategic purpose for the organisation
  • senior leadership is committed to learning from the evaluation
  • the proposed learning is useful and actionable. There should be a clear output at the end of the grant period (eg. a new theory of change or an action plan).

A number of optional information webinars offering an introduction and Q&A are available:

The closing date for Expressions of Interest is Friday 8 March 2024.

Second stage invitations will be made in March 2024.

Final grant awards will be make in June 2024.

For full details, visit the Prudence Trust website.