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Grants for organisations that work with mental illness and mental disability

12 January 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Grants for charitable/not for profit organisations in the north west of England, that work with mental illness and mental disability.

Fund Information

Funding body:

CRH Charitable Trust

Maximum value:


Application deadline:

None specified


The CRH Charitable Trust is a charity established by Statutory Instrument which distributes income from investments derived from the sale of the former Cheadle Royal Psychiatric Hospital.

Objectives of Fund

The Trust provides a small number of grants each year to support children, young people and adults in north west England who are experiencing a range of mental illnesses and mental disabilities.

This can include mental, emotional, behavioural or social difficulties, mental health problems, learning and physical difficulties, homelessness and poverty.

Previous Success

Previous grants have been awarded to charities to support:

  • Adults who experience mental health problems.

  • People with autism and their families.

  • Leisure activities, such as drama and sports sessions, for disabled children and young people aged 5-21.

  • Counselling for adults, children and young people, families affected by addictions and those affected by perinatal issues.

  • Adults who are going through the process of recovery or rehabilitation who have been through problems with alcohol, drugs, offending, homelessness and mental health.

  • Accessible clubs and social activities for disabled children and young people.

  • A counselling and psychotherapy manager at a charity providing support to women.

  • People in poverty and facing homelessness.

  • The enjoyment, therapy and learning through the use of horses and ponies to people of all ages with disabilities.

  • Counselling for those with sight loss.

  • Young carers.

Value Notes

There is no specific maximum or minimum grant. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.

Most grants range from £5,000 to £15,000 per annum with a maximum of three years funding.

Larger grants may be subject to reducing amounts in the second and third years.

Around 23 charities received a grant last year.

Who Can Apply

Charities or not-for-profit organisations working in north west England may apply.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate how the work will be financed after the Trust's grant has ended.


North west England


The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Purposes that would generally be the subject of statutory funding.

  • Organisations and projects outside of North West England.

Eligible Expenditure

Most forms of revenue expenditure are eligible. Capital costs will not receive priority but can be considered but not relatively small contributions to a large appeal.

Preference for specific pieces of work rather than ‘general operating costs’.

Priority will be given to requests for new work.

How To Apply

There is no formal application form, rather applicants should write a letter of no more than two to three sides of A-4 to the Trust Secretary.

The letter should include:

  • Brief details of their organisation.

  • Information on the purpose of the grant with budget.

  • A copy of the organisation’s most recent audited accounts.

Applications are normally considered four times a year and will be considered at the next available meeting of the Trustees.

The Trust does not maintain a website.

Payment Procedure

Grant payments are made by cheque to the recipient’s correspondent.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Trust Secretary
    CRH Charitable Trust
    22 Ashworth Park
    WA16 9DE
    Tel: 01565 651086
    Email: [email protected]


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