We give grants, which range from multi-million pound clinical and research initiatives intended to drive change across the UK, to smaller scale projects directly supporting people who experience mental illness. We champion mental well-being for all, but have a specific focus in our work on the needs and challenges of those who have experienced, or who are most at risk of experiencing, mental illness.

We distribute grants through a mix of direct funding and open calls. Direct funding refers to longer-term strategic funding allocated through our existing institutional partnerships and is not open to applications.  Our open call grants invite qualifying organisations and projects to apply based on a set of eligibility criteria.   

We are currently transitioning to a new funding strategy and have discontinued our Community and Connection and Innovation and Improvement schemes, both of which were open calls. These changes will not affect any ongoing or approved grants under these schemes. If you are an existing grantee with any further questions, please contact your Grants Manager.  

Changes to our funding programmes 

Driven by our ambition to support lasting change in the lives of people living with serious mental illness, and after a period of extensive consultation, we are excited to announce an allocation of £20 million over five years to two new priority areas: Living Well with Psychosis, to be launched this year, and Young People Most at Risk of Mental Illness, which will start disbursements in 2023. Neither of these funding programmes is open for applications at this time. 

During this period of transition to the first of our new programmes, we will be engaged in fact-finding about existing projects and initiatives working with people affected by psychosis. For more details about this programme and to tell us about work you are involved in, follow the link below. 

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If you would like to be informed about the status of our new grants programme, please register for updates. We are limited in our capacity to respond to individual email queries at this time. 

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Explore below to find out more about the work of current and past grantees.