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Prudent Trust has launched a new funding round and is offering around five to eight grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 for youth mental health organisations with an annual income of more than £250,000 across the UK to deliver evaluation projects.

In this funding round, titled ‘What’s Working for Young People’s Mental Health?’, a total of around £1 million is available to support charities working to support young people’s mental health to better understand how their service works and how it can be improved.

Examples of what funding can cover include:

  • Consultancy support for work such as strategy review, theory of change, creation of an evaluation and change plan.
  • Upskilling of staff responsible for monitoring and evaluation
  • Costs to work with an external evaluator or academic on specific programmes.
  • Staff or consultant time to review evidence of similar services.

Where a proposal is linked to a particular service, the service must have been running for at least two years and applicants must have secured sufficient funding to ensure the programme runs for the duration of the proposed evaluation.

Priority will be given to proposals that clearly demonstrate strategic value, eg designing more effective programmes, demonstrating impact for commissioning, stopping programmes, or aligning services with young people's needs. 

There is a two-stage application process. Groups must first submit an online expression of interest, before being invited to submit a full application. 

The deadline to submit an expression of interest is 8 March 2024 (16:00). 

Find out more here: New Funding Opportunity from The Prudence Trust