The Pixel Fund

Applications may be made at any time. Grants of up to £15,000 are available for charities and community interest organisations to support projects that promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults.

 The Fund aims to support improvement in mental health by providing grants to UK charities involved in the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults. The Fund prefers to target its grant-giving to specific projects that will provide a measurable difference to the charities' users.

The Fund generally offers first grants of between £500 and £5,000. However, no single grant is ever more than 5% of annual income.

The following criteria apply:

  • The Fund defines young adults as those aged under 26 years old at the start of any granted project or work stream. Where a project includes over 25s, the Fund will consider granting an appropriate percentage of the total costs.
  • The Fund only makes grants to charities and community interest organisations registered in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
  • Established charities must have:
    • Fixed trustee term limits beyond which sitting trustees cannot remain in post.
    • Considered organisational risk policies.
    • No, or at least declared and recognised, conflicts of interest within the governance structures.
    • A sustainable pension scheme.
  • New charities will be expected to provide at least a first full set of accounts before the Fund will consider granting to the organisation.