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Open for Project Funding Applications


We are pleased to announce that Creative Minds is NOW open for funding applications for projects.

There are two funding Streams to apply for. Please apply separately according to the fund, and please contact us for any guidance and application forms.


Creative Minds is an NHS charity hosted by Southwest Yorkshire NHS Partnership Foundation Trust:              Home | South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Creative Minds was developed to grow the use of creative activities with a therapeutic benefit; this include the arts, leisure, recreation, physical activity and sport.


Fund One

Bids up to £3000 (maximum £1000 for constituted groups). This is our standard, yearly funding stream.


Fund Two

Bids up to £2200  (maximum £1000 for constituted groups). Funding for this stream was supplied by the Mental Health Sustainability Programme – Association of Mental Health Providers (

This fund has more specific requirements. Applications are open to organisations who currently work with, or want to reach out to, BAME communities who live or work in the South Kirklees, Wakefield and Barnsley districts. In Barnsley, we are also including other vulnerable sections of the population, affected by health inequalities, and who were particularly affected by the pandemic.



  • Closing date:  17:00pm on Friday 25th June, 2021
  • Applicants to be informed of decisions and conditional offers by 17:00pm on Friday 18th July, 2021
  • Projects projected to start: from Wednesday 1st September, 2021


Please get in touch using the details below if you have a project idea, have any questions, or if you are new to working with us.


Phone: 01924 316 285



We feel very lucky to work with such creative and caring organisations and we are looking forward to seeing all your fabulous ideas.

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Creative Minds is a registered charity in England and Wales number: 1055931-13. Registered office: Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP