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We invest in research and services addressing both preventive and curative mental health treatments and therapies, with a specific focus on social interventions, such as creativity and the arts.

Our support is focused on young people aged 11-25 from disadvantaged groups – those who face greater difficulty in accessing support when they need it.


Eligible organisations:
UK registered or exempt charities

Beneficiary group:
young people aged 11-25

Aim of work:
improved mental health and wellbeing

Location of applicant and project:

Funding covers:
programme costs, salaries, equipment, core costs

Usual grant range:
£30,000 – £500,000 pa

Usual term of grant:
1-3 years

Funding Priorities

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Improved support:

  • Help more young people access personalised mental health support when they need it, especially for those with depression and anxiety
  • Projects which use creativity, nature and the arts to support wellbeing and positive mental health
  • Support extra-curricular activities which make a meaningful impact to the well-being and self-esteem of pupils, both in and out of school

Understanding what works:

  • Support research into the prevention of mental illness amongst young people and the effectiveness of early interventions
  • Build evidence on the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions and social prescribing
  • Build a community of talented researchers in young people’s mental health


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Prudence Trust - Funding Priorities


  • Helping to build young people’s resilience to cope with life’s challenges
  • Projects which give young people access to activities which offer protective support to their mental health
  • Encouraging young people to seek effective help through awareness-raising, information and sign-posting activities
Funding Priorities

The long-term health of the population is inextricably bound up with understanding and improving the mental health of young people.  It has never been clearer that this an urgent issue.

Wol Kolade
Member of the Prudence Trust Mental Health Advisory Panel