We're putting in place the building blocks to build our small charity, focusing on efficiency and value for money.
Our funding today
We were set up by the Wellcome Trust and the Institute of Social Psychiatry with seed funding back in 2013. This allowed us to start work on a sound financial footing and begin our research right away, whilst laying down a strategic plan to take us to 2020 and beyond.
Our efforts are now focused on raising more funds so that we're ready to invest in the future of mental health, both prudently and wisely.
Building a sustainable future
To continue funding world-class mental health research we must have a strong core of fundraising supporters. We also need benefactors like individual philanthropists, corporate donors and people who choose to leave us legacies.
The most important long-term goal is building up our mainstream supporter community – the people that shake buckets, take up awesome challenges, or simply donate regularly to us. Recruiting this group of committed volunteers takes time. But our efforts are heading in the right direction, with our supporter base more than doubling in 2015.
If you want to find out more about our funding, or if you'd like to help invest in our future as a charity, then please get in touch today.
Last year we continued to grow and build on the success of 2015. We expanded our research programmes, including opening applications to our first Data Science award - a growing field for mental health research. We also kick-started our work to get young people's mental health to the top of the political and research agenda, launching our Brighter Futures programme. Learn more about our highlights from last year.
For detailed information on our finances, please see our 2016 annual accounts.