Small Grants

Providing a helping hand to 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 supporting recovery (e.g. through improving housing, educational or working opportunities), or preventing deterioration (e.g. through relief of financial stress).

Applications may only be made by a person working for a statutory, voluntary or 3rd sector organisation providing care or support for the individual 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 mental illness is severe and to explain how the award will enable recovery.

We will not consider requests for awards relating to either “hoarding” or “pets”.

Applications may also be made by/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 amount requested may not exceed £500 for an individual (£1,000 for a group).
  • We will not usually award a further grant for 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 assistance).
  • Wherever possible, we prefer to make our cheque payable to the organisation providing care or support for the individual (if it is willing to handle funds on a 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 (unless we are reimbursing an expense which has been incurred with our prior agreement).

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

These limits are shown on the map below:

Map of covered areas

Please click to enlarge map.

How to Apply:

The quick and easy way is to use our form on the right!

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 names/details 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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