Pilgrim Trust - Young Women's Mental Health Grant

Aims/priorities: Grants are available for projects to improve the mental health of young women aged 16 to 25 years old in Northern Ireland or the North East and North West of England. 

For the 2022 round, only young women and girls living in Northern Ireland or the North East or North West of England will receive support. National charities may apply but the funded activity must only support those from these areas.

Priority will be given to partnership applications.

Applicants are encouraged to join the learning set in order to share best practice, explore the need for policy change and build a supportive peer-network. The following are supported:

  • Organisations delivering high quality services specifically designed to respond to the needs of young women experiencing mental health difficulties. Applications are encouraged from organisations leading the way in good practice or innovation relating to age and gender informed approaches to mental health provision. Groups that work collaboratively with partners to extend their impact and share expertise, and that champion fair and equal access to mental health services will be prioritised.
  • Although funding supports young women aged 16-25 years old, projects where at least 80% of the participants of the work fall within the 16-25 age band wll be considered.
  • Mental health services that support young women with existing and increasingly entrenched mental health problems will be funded.

Project delivery costs and core costs (eg, salaries or general running costs) are supported. Projects are encouraged to address the following:

  • Gendered appropriate.
  • Age appropriate.
  • Integrated.

Substantive equality.

Who can apply? Applications will be accepted from registered or exempt UK charities with an annual income of between £100,000 and £1 million, have been operating for at least three years and whose work or project is located in North East England, North West England or any part of Northern Ireland.

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be able to demonstrate all of the following:

  • A track record of working with young women aged 16-25 years old.
  • A track record of delivering mental health services including those that are trauma informed.
  • Offer wrap-around support (in-house OR through partnerships and referral pathways) that meets the holistic and practical needs of young women.
  • Provide safe, women-only services and/or spaces that are accessible and welcoming to young women.
  • Involve those with lived experience in the design of their services. This goes beyond consultation and takes a more collaborative approach.
  • Have staff and trustees that are representative of the communities that they work with.
  • Develop and share learning with their peers.
  • Have an impact that reaches beyond immediate beneficiaries of the work.

Grant amount: Grants of between £60,000 and £90,000 spread across three years are available.

Application process: The 2022 guidelines are available now on the Trust's website.

There is a two-stage application process:

  • First, groups need to book a telephone conversation with the Trust’s Grants Manager to discuss their potential application. The ‘book a conversation’ form is only available on the Trust’s website from 1 June to 29 July 2022. Groups must have this conversation in order to apply.
  • Second, the Trust will send groups an application form. This application form is to be made on the Trust’s online grants system, Flexigrant. The deadline for applications is 31 August 2022.

Deadline: 29 July 22.

Contact information: Grant Manager - Tel: 020 7834 6510, Email: applicants@thepilgrimtrust.org.uk

Website address: The Pilgrim Trust | Young Women’s Mental Health

over £25,000
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Funding Theme: 
Health and Wellbeing
Women and Girls
Unpublish Date: 
Friday, 29 July, 2022