Volunteering for people with mental health issues - the Capital Volunteering Legacy Fund

VolunteerCapital Volunteering was a four-year year partnership between CSV, the London Development Centre and Local Authorities, NHS Trusts and community organisations across the capital.

The project ended in 2008, but lives on through the Capital Volunteering Legacy Fund.

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to volunteering projects in London that increase social inclusion for people with severe and enduring mental health issues.

The programme tackled issues of mental health and social inclusion through volunteering. We helped over 5,000 people with severe and enduring mental health issues to become volunteers.

For many, this meant making new friends, learning new skills and improving their confidence; volunteering was a chance to feel part of the wider community once again.

For those further down the road to recovery, Capital Volunteering was a chance to give something back, mentoring others who were going through the same experiences and finding out more about themselves in the process.

To apply, please read the Legacy Fund Criteria and Guidelines (PDF).

Apply for a grant by completing and returning the Capital Volunteering Legacy Fund application form (MS Word document).