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St Monica Trust - Mental Health & Older People Fund

As we start to slowly emerge from lock down and see a desire to return to ‘normal’, there is increasing concern around the impact lock down has had on older people’s physical and mental health and how this may impact in their ability to re-engage with society.

The St Monica Trust is interested in how their charitable contributions can have the best impact on the lives of older people across Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and Bath and North East Somerset.

There is already a lot of good work being carried out to help older people to re-engage with their community, however organisations supporting older vulnerable and isolated people tell us that a more immediate challenge is to support older people who are suffering with mental health issues developed through lockdown including anxiety, depression and loss of confidence.

They are pleased to be able to release ‘Mental Health & Older People Fund’ that will provide five organisations with up to £45,000 for eighteen months to deliver a project supporting older people and addressing issues around mental health. Organisations applying must have been constituted for a minimum of 12 months and be able to provide financial accounts.

Please read their application guidelines and monitoring impact overview and complete their application form, returning the completed form via email to by the closing date of midday on Friday, 13 August 2021.

If you have any questions regarding the Mental health and Older People Fund, please contact

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