Seed funding grants are available for UK based charities and other not-for-profit groups and organisations to trial new and innovative ways to support people in the UK who are suffering with poor mental health.
Cameron Grant Memorial Trust
The Cameron Grant Memorial Trust was founded in 2014 by Evan, Carol and Alastair Grant, whose son and brother Cameron took his own life aged 21 after silently suffering with depression for many years.
The Charity was founded in his memory to ‘help the preservation and protection of good mental health, particularly in young people’ and has successfully instigated a number of initiatives to help ‘spread the word’ amongst its target audiences. The charity is small, run entirely by volunteers and receives no Government funding. It is based in Hampton-in-Arden, West Midlands.
Objectives of Fund
The Charitable Objects of the trust include:
Raising awareness of young suicide
Urging all who are suffering in silence to speak up and ask for help.
Supporting all who are fighting to overcome poor mental health, especially young people, and especially where this can be done through outdoor activities like hillwalking and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Assisting in the provision of education and support that will help to increase awareness and knowledge of the issues around mental health and well-being for all and especially amongst young people
Grants of between £100 and £2,500 are available.
Who Can Apply
Applications will be accepted from individuals; charities; social enterprises, community interest companies; schools; colleges; universities; pre-registration start-ups; voluntary groups; community groups and other not-for-profit entities based in the UK.
The following are not eligible for funding:
The grants can be used to trial a new service, create an asset, a technology, a performance, fund research, or otherwise experiment in any way that supports mental health. The emphasis will be on innovation – using new methods, channels, technology, ideas or approaches to reach out and effect change.
Ideas would typically fit into one of the following categories:
Destigmatising Mental Health
Reducing Barriers to Mental Health Care
Improving Mental Well Being
The grants are for project-based activities that demonstrate clear innovation. The innovation can involve technology though it does not have to.
As well as the funding, successful grant applicants will be offered one or two ‘coaching’ sessions with one of the trustees by phone or video call. Between them, the trustees have a wealth of experience in business, education, the public sector and mental health services, so making that formally available to candidates offers additional support and encouragement.
How To Apply
Applicants should send a brief outline of the idea and the budget being requested by email to [email protected]
There are no closing dates for applications. Applications will be reviewed by the trustees during their monthly meetings.
Addresses and contacts
For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:
Cameron Grant Memorial Trust
23 Belle Vue Terrace
Hampton In Arden
Tel: 01675 443610
Email: [email protected]