We have launched a new grants scheme to help support the mental health and wellbeing of Londoners who are experiencing higher levels of unfair treatment and discrimination.

About the Right to Thrive grants scheme

The Right to Thrive grants scheme aims to make additional support available to communities and groups in London who are particularly vulnerable to experiencing poor mental health.

We have carried our research which has shown that individuals and communities with multiple backgrounds, particularly minority groups, are more likely to experience unfair treatment which negatively impacts their mental health and wellbeing.

We are offering grants of up to £10,000 to support projects which aim to ensure that all Londoners have an equal opportunity to good mental health and wellbeing.

Working alongside the Mayor of London, London Health Board partners and Groundwork, we aim to support intersectional and marginalised communities, many of whom are experiencing higher levels of discrimination or social isolation, to develop projects and activities which address these challenges and support their mental health and wellbeing.

What funding is available?

We will offer three tiers of grants up to £10,000:

  • Tier 1 – Between £500 to £2,000
  • Tier 2 – Between £2,001 to £6,000
  • Tier 3 – Between £6,001 to £10,000

Who can apply?

Proposed projects should seek to improve the wellbeing of people from intersectional and marginalised communities in London. This may be through activities that raise awareness of challenges, through activities that address a specific challenge, or activities that have been demonstrated to support wellbeing, for example volunteering, sports, accessing green space, or increasing cultural activities.

Projects can be delivered either at on a citywide, multiple London borough or individual London borough level.

Marginalised communities are people who, for various reasons, are denied involvement in mainstream economic, political, cultural and social activities.
Intersectional communities are people who are often disadvantaged (or privileged) by multiple backgrounds and/or identities, for example race, age, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and other identity markers. Intersectional communities who are especially vulnerable to be the subject of prejudice in London are: Black LGBTQ+, Asian LGBTQ+, the Latin community, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community, refugees and asylum seekers, and transgender people.

How to apply

Have an idea? We want to hear your pitch. The deadline for applications is 9am, Monday 2nd March 2020.

You can find out if your idea meets the funding criteria by taking the eligibility checker below, which if successful, will then lead you through to the application form.

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Click here to take a look at the prospectus for help filling out your application form.

For more information on the application process, visit: https://www.groundwork.org.uk/london-grants/right-to-thrive/


If you have any questions about applying or about the grant scheme, our partners at Groundwork are there to help.

Please get in touch via righttothrive@groundwork.org.uk or 020 7239 1390.

If you would like to stay up to date with Right to Thrive as well as Groundwork’s other grant schemes, then sign up to our Groundwork Grants Updates mailing list here.