Every Trust and Foundation we work with – big or small – helps us fight for better mental health. Whether it's core, restricted, or unrestricted funding, we simply could not do what we do without their support.
These are just some of our valued funders that make our work possible.
Pears Foundation supported us during the pandemic through their DCMS Community Match Challenge Fund. This fund was part of the Government’s £750m charities package, supporting frontline organisations and their communities.
With an incredible £1 million donation from Pears Foundation and DCMS, we were able to:
“If it wasn’t for Mind and the groups, I’d be really struggling. It has helped to see different faces during lockdown. It stops me feeling alone.”
- Member of mental health group supported by our Pears/DCMS Emergency Fund
Our Emergency Fund helped us maintain or expand nearly 50 local mental health projects. Through this work we supported 5,666 people. Our Racial Equity Fund supports 9 local Minds to provide culturally relevant mental health services to people from different racialised communities.
Pears Foundation also connected us with their other charity partners. This helped us learn from each other through troubleshooting and sharing best practice.
"From the start of the pandemic, Pears Foundation’s response has had two main strands: to support existing grantees through flexible grant making and in-kind support, and to help frontline charities address the immediate need in their local communities. Our response was boosted when we last year secured match funding through the Government’s £750 million charities package to set up the Pears DCMS Community Match Challenge, an £11 million pooled fund.
Mind is one of nine national, federated and membership charities we are partnering with to ensure effective delivery of the fund. Federated charities are ideally placed to get funding out to local communities quickly and well, given their extensive networks and unique blend of local knowledge and reach with the resources of a national organisation. We are delighted with what the fund has achieved so far and are confident that together, we will in the year ahead be able to do even more to support those hardest hit."
- Pears Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation has been a generous supporter of ours since 1993. Committed to the work we do, they’ve supported a wide range of our projects and services including:
“We are incredibly grateful to Garfield Weston Foundation for their long standing commitment to supporting people’s mental health. They understood mental health and how it affects us all, years ago when mental health was rarely talked about. They believed in us and our fight to ensure everyone gets support and respect. They joined us on this journey and have continued to stand alongside us for an astounding 30 years. It is only thanks to partners like Garfield Weston Foundation, that we have been able to grow, learn, adapt and innovate to support millions of people. “
- Paul Farmer CBE, Mind Chief Executive
The Masonic Charitable Foundation donated £250,000 to support our Covid-19 Emergency Appeal. This generous unrestricted donation allowed us to:
We’ve also worked together to raise mental health awareness among the 200,000 Freemasons across the country. We’ve hosted webinars about men’s mental health and involved them in our campaigns such as Time to Talk Day.
“During the last year, Mind’s work has become more important than ever. I’m very pleased that Freemasons are able to support their vital work which is helping hundreds of thousands of people with mental health issues. Our grant is an essential part of the support we’ve been giving to vulnerable people across England and Wales who are in difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
- Les Hutchinson, Chief Executive
The 3 Ts Charitable Trust have been supporting Mind for over 4 years. Their funding has helped us respond to a huge rise in demand for our life-changing services during the pandemic.
“Problems of the mind are all too easily put to the back of our minds. Mind plays an important part in correcting and addressing the very difficult challenges faced by so many. The need has never been greater than now. Hence, our support for Mind".”
- Rosemary Sherwood, Trustee