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Improving Londoners’ Mental Health Grants

City Bridge Trust

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: United Kingdom

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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Mental ill health is more prevalent in London than in the rest of the UK and the mental health needs of Londoners can be complex. Some people with mental health problems may also have a problem with drugs or alcohol, often referred to as ‘dual diagnosis’.

We also recognise that some people are more vulnerable to mental ill health than others.

We want to support specialist services that target those with mental health issues which can deliver the outcomes set out below.

We will fund Organisations providing specialist mental health services:

  • services specifically for children and young people
  • work supporting homeless people and rough sleepers
  • support for those in contact with the criminal justice system to improve their mental health – see also Resettlement and Rehabilitation of Offenders
  • work with refugees and asylum seekers
  • work to improve access to mental health services for London’s BME communities
  • services that meet the mental health needs of LGBT people
  • services to reduce suicide and self-harm.

Our Programme Outcomes

We want to fund projects that will achieve one or more of the following:

  • more children and young people receiving specialist help, resulting in improved mental health
  • more homeless and transient people having access to mental health services and reporting improved well-being
  • more offenders and ex-offenders receiving help and support to improve their mental health
  • more refugees and asylum seekers experiencing trauma, grief and loss accessing mental health services resulting in improved mental health
  • more people from BME communities accessing appropriate mental health services, resulting in them receiving the right care and treatment
  • more LGBT people accessing mental health services resulting in improved mental health and reduced mental distress
  • a reduction in suicide and self-harm amongst the recognised at risk groups.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • To be eligible, your organisation must be one of the following:
    • Registered charity
    • Registered Community Interest Company
    • Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation
    • Charitable company
    • Exempt or excepted charity
    • Registered charitable industrial and provident society or charitable Cooperative (Bencom)
  • Charities must be registered/established in the UK and benefit the residents of greater London.


  • We cannot fund:
    • Individuals (except through our nominated agencies)
    • Grant-making bodies to make grants on our behalf (except through our nominated agency)
    • Schools, PTAs, universities or other educational establishments
    • Medical or academic research
    • Churches or other religious bodies where the monies will be used for religious purposes
    • Hospitals or NHS trusts
    • Projects which have already taken place or building work which has already been completed
    • Statutory bodies, such as local authorities
    • Charities established/registered outside the UK
    • Festivals or events which last no longer than a few days
    • Residential care services or facilities
    • Political parties and lobbying
    • Non-charitable activities
    • Work which does not benefit the inhabitants of Greater London