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Baring Foundation launches first funding round to support arts and mental health organisations

22 Jul 2020 - 15:57 by michelle.foster

baring foundationThe Baring Foundation have announced the first call for applications in their new Arts programme supporting Arts and Mental Health.

With this funding, 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 is the first funding call in what will be a long-term commitment to funding arts and mental health. 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.

Are we 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.

Organisations must:

  • Be established for 2+ years
  • Work creatively only with people with mental health problems
  • Work with professional artists
  • Have a sole focus of creativity with people with mental health problems

How much can we apply for?
You do not need to apply for a specific amount. There is £900,000 available for this work in 2020. Baring Foundation envisage making grants of £12,000 – £15,000 each. The final grant awarded will depend on the level of demand.

Successful applicants will be notified by mid-September

For more information and to apply click here or email: david.cutler@ing.com

Deadline: 18 August, 12:00

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