About Henry Duncan Grants
Micro Grants are still open to applications – see info below. Organisation Grants and Black, Asian, and Minority Ethic Project Grants are now closed to applications.
This year’s Henry Duncan Grants will fund community-based support for mental health and wellbeing.
Around one in three people in Scotland are estimated to experience mental ill health in any year. The impacts aren’t spread equally across the population, with adults living in areas of poverty approximately twice as likely to have common mental health problems. It seems likely that the health, economic and social impacts of the coronavirus pandemic will increase people’s need for support with mental health and wellbeing. Many of the stories emerging from the past year have shown how important community support has been.
This year’s Henry Duncan Grants has three strands:
- Organisation Grants (now closed)
- Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Project Grants (now closed)
- Micro Grants (closing 23rd December at 12pm)
Corra believes diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is fundamental to it’s ten-year strategy. As a result, the team are working proactively to reach, and be accessible to diverse communities. You can read more on the 2021 Henry Duncan Grants here and the inclusion of a strand focused on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
- Open to charities with a core focus on supporting people of any age who experience mental ill health.
- Organisations with an annual income up to £500,000.
- Max. £8,000 per year.
- Up to five years.
Closing date – 21st July 2021. (Now closed)
Supporting grassroots charities through funding that comes with trust and time
Grassroots charities make a big difference to the lives of millions of people throughout Scotland. Henry Duncan Grants plays a small role in supporting their work through providing £1m each year across a wide range of groups.
Henry Duncan Grants was relaunched in 2020. Speaking to charities made it clear that groups want funding that comes with trust (fewer restrictions and lighter touch processes) and time (the option of funding over more than one year).
The main changes are:
- A move to multi-year grants of up to five years.
- Greater flexibility, with grants unrestricted wherever possible.
- Lighter touch processes.
- A rolling programme of micro grants.
- Continuing to have a broad focus, but with yearly themes.
Themes 2020 – 2024
To make the biggest impact it can, Henry Duncan Grants will focus on a different theme each year, with grants aimed at:
2020 – Enabling families to cope with the impacts of poverty
2021 – Improving mental health and wellbeing
2022 – Supporting children and young people facing challenges
2023 – Increasing opportunities for disabled people and people with long term conditions
2024 – Supporting people experiencing inequality or discrimination