Trust launches £1.5m fund to support young people’s mental health

Charities are being invited to apply for a share of a £1.5m fund to support the mental health needs of young people living in London.

The More Places To Go For Help fund has been launched by the Prudence Trust and is offering grants worth £30,000 to £150,000 a year for up to three years to support mental health provision for 11 to 25 year olds with signs of depression or anxiety.

Charities with experience of running mental health or young people’s support services are being urged to apply before the deadline of 14 March. An information webinar is due to take place on 28 February for interested charities.

The funding is available to charities with an income above £250,000 a year.

“We know that one in eight children and young people have a clinical mental health disorder, and that there are long waiting lists to get help and simply not enough places to go for support where young people feel comfortable,” said the Trust.

“We hope our funding will enable charities that are already offering excellent services to do even more.

“We want to give young people who are struggling with depression and anxiety more places to go to get help when they need it.”

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