Mental health charities among recipients of £20m Foundation funding

A number of charity projects are among successful applicants in the latest round of funding from the Wolfson Foundation.

The funding, which totals £20m, has been handed out for education, research, culture and health projects across the UK.

This includes a strong focus on supporting people's mental health.

Among those to benefit is the charity MQ Mental Health Research. It has received £500,000 to carry out research into ‘brain fog’, which involves difficulties in thinking, memory and attention, among people with long Covid.

“The long-term impact of COVID-19 infection is poorly understood,” said Wolfson Foundation chief executive Paul Ramsbottom.

“It is, however, sadly clear that the long-term health effects will be profound - and be felt in societies across the globe.

“Wolfson has a longstanding interest in the research and treatment of neurological conditions and we are very pleased to be supporting MQ and their research partners in this crucial work.”

Meanwhile, a joint project by Mind and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has been awarded £150,000 to improve access to remote mental health support on schools.

Newcastle charity Scotswood Garden, which uses nature to improve people’s health and wellbeing, has been handed £75,000 to expand its facilities.

Elsewhere other successful applicants include the Salisbury Museum, which has been given £100,000 for refurbishment work.

The Foundation added: “In its latest funding round, the Wolfson Foundation has awarded over £20 million to projects in education, research, culture and health.

“Our funding was spread across the UK, from Thurso to Truro and Derry~Londonderry to Norwich.”

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