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Funded work pre 2013

Jan
27
2013

2009: Mental Health Research UK

Mental Health Research UK is dedicated to raising funds for research into the causes of mental illnesses in order to develop more effective treatments with fewer side-effects.  Together with the Maudsley Charity, the McPin Foundation provided grant funding for a scoping project exploring how to increase funding for mental health research.

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Jan
27
2013

2009 – 2010: Cardboard Citizens

Cardboard Citizens uses the power of theatre and the performing arts to change the lives of displaced and homeless people.  The McPin Foundation provided grants to support Cardboard Citizens’ theatre workshop programme, to reflect the fact that many homeless people experience mental health problems, and that performing arts workshops can be a powerful way to help people rebuild their self-esteem and social skills, and connect with support services.

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Jan
27
2013

2010: DanceAbility

We provided a grant in 2010 to a small charity in harrow that provides dance classes for people with Learning disabilities. This charity was selected by a departing trustee as their charity for the year and we were pleased to support them because people with learning disabilities can also experience mental health problems, and this receives very little attention.

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Jan
27
2013

2011: Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care promotes the well-being of bereaved people and enables anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss by providing free care and support.  The McPin Foundation provided a grant to Cruse which contributed to the costs of training volunteers to deliver bereavement counselling to children and young people. 

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Jan
27
2013

2012: Downside Fisher Youth Club

Downside Fisher Youth Club supports socially excluded children and young people from Bermondsey and its neighbouring areas, helping them to fulfil their potential as capable, confident young adults through a structured programme of sporting, educational, artistic and recreational activities.  The McPin Foundation supported the Youth Club’s Skills and Life (SALT) course, which is targeted at young people aged 13-19, including those with the highest levels of youth violence, offending and other ‘at risk’ behaviour. 

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Jan
27
2013

2012: Music in Detention

Music in Detention works through music to give voice to immigration detainees and create channels of communication between them, immigration and detention staff, local communities and the wider public. The McPin Foundation provided grant funding for participatory music workshops to improve the well being of immigration detainees. 

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