On 11th August 2021, the Greater Manchester Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Network hosted an online 'Meet the Funder' session with The Pilgrim Trust.
37 organisations joined the call to hear from Sue Bowers (Director) and Sonja Forbes (Grants Manager), who provided an overview of the The Pilgrims Trust and the application process for their Young Women and Mental Health PLUS grants programme. This new 5-year funding programme aims to improve the mental health of young women in the UK. The fund will support access for young women to high quality, age and gender informed mental health services.
For its pilot year, they are open to applications from charities working in Greater Manchester and Northern Ireland. After the presentations there was a group Q&A, hosted by the GM BAME* Network Chair, Atiha Chaudry.
You can watch the recording of the session, available to stream via YouTube here:
You can read more about the Young Women and Mental Health PLUS grant by clicking here.
Applications are open until Friday 30th September.
If you would like to register with the Greater Manchester Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network to attend future network events, you can do so by clicking here.
*GMCVO uses the BAME abbreviation as we believe it is widely understood, but we acknowledge many feel this term is inadequate and limiting. We are therefore reviewing our use of the term. Our principle is to refer to individuals, organisations or networks by the terminology they themselves prefer.