The fund generally offers first grants of between £2,500 and £5,000. However, no single grant is ever more than 5% of annual income.
Who Can Apply
Applications will only be accepted from registered charities based in the UK. Organisations not on the respective charity register of any of the UK nations cannot be granted to.
The fund’s focus is the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults, and it will not grant to projects or organisations that are not core-focused on mental health related matters.
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. There is a strong preference for organisations with an annual income of less than £10 million with priority for organisations with an annual income of less than £2 million.
The following are not eligible for funding. Projects or organisations whose core focus is not on mental health-related matters. Charities registered overseas. Charities where the project / service is delivered overseas. Independent schools (other than those supporting children with special educational needs). Individuals. Religious organisations. Exempt charities.
Funding is intended to support specific projects that will provide a measurable difference to the applicant organisation’s users, and not core costs. Organisations are invited to set out the details of their proposed project when applying.
How To Apply
Applications can be submitted at any time, there is a three-step application process. Groups should contact the Pixel Fund with a brief outline of the organisation and why they need funding. All initial enquiries must be submitted via the web contact form at the Pixel Fund website. Groups will then be emailed with a request to fill out a due diligence form.
Successful organisations will then be invited to completed an online application form.
This process typically takes around four months from start to finish. The Fund is paperless and will not accept anything posted to its address unless specifically requested by the trustees.
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