Funding available for arts and mental health organisations from the Baring Foundation

The Baring Foundation has opened the first funding call in its new Arts programme theme of Arts and Mental Health.

With this funding, The Baring Foundation are offering modest, unrestricted grants to established organisations in the UK that focus solely on offering creative opportunities to people of any age living with mental health problems using the skills of professionally trained artists.

This approach has been chosen to respond in the best way  the Baring Foundation can to the pressures the sector is undergoing due to the COVID-19 crisis.

This is the first funding call in what will be a long-term commitment to funding arts and mental health. The Baring Foundation will expand beyond this starting place as they know that a great deal of valuable work is being done by other organisations which this first round of funding will not be able to support.

The Baring Foundation  expect to award grants of £12-15,000 depending on the level of demand.

Are you eligible?

Importantly, organisations which only concern themselves with work relating to creativity with people, including children and young people, with mental health problems are eligible for this funding round.

Grants are not available in this call for organisations which undertake this work as one part of a broader offer.

A small number of further eligibility criteria are listed in the Guidelines. Please do read them carefully. These are the main ones.

What can the grants be used for?

The grants will be one-off and unrestricted. The grant is to serve your charitable purpose as you best see fit.

The deadline for applications is 18 August at 12pm midday.

Successful applicants will be notified by mid-September.

The Application Guidelines and form are on their website. For information visit >>

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