Broadhurst Trust – Small Grants

From the Broadhurst website:

Assisting individuals with severe mental illness, including those with significant common mental illness (but not simply distressed by circumstances).

The purpose of Small Grants is that each award should benefit mental health either by aiding recovery (e.g. through improving housing, educational or working opportunities), or preventing deterioration (e.g. through relief of financial stress).

Application Process:

Applications may only be made by a person working for a statutory, voluntary or 3rd sector organisation providing care or support for the individual(s) in need. We will not accept grant applications direct from a client, or from their family members or friends.

It is for the applicant to convince our Small Grants Committee that their client’s needs have the necessary mental illness component and that the sum requested will contribute to recovery.

Applications may also be made on behalf of a voluntary or 3rd sector organisation working with a group of individuals suffering from serious mental illness to promote recovery. 

Financial Matters:

  • The maximum amount which may be applied for is £1,000 – grants for individuals are generally much smaller than this, and rarely exceed £500.
  • We will not usually award a second grant to support an individual until at least 12 months after the date of our last award (or at least 2 years if the subsequent grant is for similar/repeat assistance)
  • Wherever possible, we prefer to make our cheque payable either to the organisation providing care or support (if you are willing/able to handle funds on your client’s behalf ) or the supplier of the goods/services
  • If it is necessary for a cheque to be made payable to your client in person, we will not normally agree to an award of greater than £50

Geographic Limits:

The client must live in one of the following:

  • The Borough of Rushmoor
  • Nearby surrounding areas – no further afield than Ash, Frimley, Tongham and Upper Hale

How to Apply:

Applications should contain the following information:

  • Client’s name and address or postcode – sufficient for us to confirm that they live in our area
  • Brief details of their mental illness – to assist us in reaching our decision, including:
    • Diagnosis and treatment
    • A brief summary of their current situation
  • Reason for the request – including the merits of Broadhurst supporting your client:
    • Use to which the money will be put
    • How this will help their recovery or prevent relapse
  • Financial Details:
    • Amount requested
    • The exact name for use on a cheque (if known*)
  • Any other information which you consider necessary for or helpful to us

*Although this information is helpful (and necessary before an award can be paid), 3rd party supplier details/names are not required at the time of application.

Applications may be submitted by email (to broadhurst@btinternet.com) if letters or documents need to be attached.  In all other cases, please use our form on the right.

If your application is successful, we will send you a formal award letter which includes a Certificate of grant spending.

It is a condition of our awards that you complete and return this Certificate to us as evidence that the grant has been used for the purposes for which it was awarded. Failure to return the Certificate will prevent us from awarding further grants to any of your clients.

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