Trusts & Foundations "Without the work that this organisation delivers, Kent would be a less vibrant place for communities and individuals." Funding for All To support us, contact our Fundraising Manager Trusts & Foundations BBC Children in Need have allocated Mental Health Resource funds over a 3 year period, to help us continue to run our Reachout Youth project and help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people in West Kent. BBC Children in Need funding will mean that local young people can continue to access a safe space to receive 1-2-1 support to help them work through issues such as the effects of social media, bullying and relationships. Our Reachout Youth project is currently being delivered virtually and we are accepting new referrals. Find out more about this exciting award here. Thank you to The Brook Trust Fund for Kent, administered by Kent Community Foundation, for funding our Reachout Youth project for 13-19 year olds. Kent Community Foundation helps individuals, families, businesses, trusts and foundations establish and administer their own charitable funds to support the causes that mean the most to them in Kent and Medway.Funding from the Brook Trust Fund for Kent will enable us continue running these popular sessions from September 2019, giving participants access to confidential, mental health support that they are not always able to access elsewhere. The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest community funder in the UK and we are delighted that they've awarded our Hub funding for 3 years, from September 2019, meaning we can reach more people in our community who need support with their mental health. The funding also enables us to establish a new, exciting outreach group, ‘Time 4 U’, where clients will be trained to be outreach volunteers, to provide companionship to the more socially isolated members of the community. Find out more about our exciting award here. In 2019, Cllr Peter Oakford kindly allocated funding from the Combined Members Grant to our charity, to help us fund the costs of our new website and more recently, he has also now supported our teleconferencing project so that we can deliver teleconferencing groups, without any financial barriers, to many of our clients during Covid19. Every year the KCC help community projects across Kent by using the Combined Members Grant to fund them. Funding is divided equally across Kent's 12 districts. Thank you Cllr Oakford! We are delighted to be awarded a grant from the Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust, ‘Investing in Communities’ grant, to help us build our capacity and establish new ways of supporting the vulnerable and isolated in our community with their mental health during covid19, such as via online + telephone support. Colyer Fergusson's fund provides grants for basic running/core costs including core costs associated with meeting the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. We're incredibly grateful for this funding which will help us ensure we can meet the ongoing needs of our clients, to help them stay connected with each other and our staff, reduce feelings of isolation and give people information on how to maintain their mental wellbeing. Thank you to the Kent Community Foundation for awarding Mental Health Resource a grant towards the costs of adapting our services during the Covid19 pandemic. The Kent Community Foundation is part of a national network of 46 Community Foundations, all committed to improving the lives of local people and communities, particularly the most vulnerable, isolated and disadvantaged. This funding will help us continue to adapt our services during Covid19, to support the ongoing needs of our clients at this challenging and difficult time. Mental Health Resource has been awarded a grant from the Tesco's Bag of Help scheme to help us adapt our services during Covid19. Tesco Bags of Help's short-term fund is to support local communities who support vulnerable groups. The grants are managed by the community charity Groundwork UK. Thank you, Tesco, for your donation. Thank you to the Tim Lewis Trust for funding sports based activities for 3 of our projects, Reachout, Reachout Youth & the Hub. Although we are no longer able to hold our sporting activities this summer 2020, this funding will enable us to run sports based activities at a future date including walking groups, our allotment group, a nature trail walk and even a day out at the beach. In March 2019, the Royal Tunbridge Wells Round Table awarded us £800 to support our allotment project to fund pollytunnels and a greenhouse. Thank you Round Table! We would also like to thank The Kent Police & Crime Commissioner's 'Mental Health & Policing Fund' for awarding Mental Health Resource funding to continue our out of hours Serenity Crisis Cafe, for those suffering from a mental health crisis, for the past 3 years. The service is a lifeline for many and although the funding is no longer running, we are hugely grateful for the funding which helped get this vital project off the ground.