We rely on grants and donations to operate the helpline. The helpline was launched on 14th January 2015 (but first operational day was 16th January 2015) with the help of two grants: one 3-year grant by the Henry Smith Charity and another one year grant from Awards for All Big Lottery Fund. We would like to thank them for recognising the importance and need for this helpline.
In October 2015, we were awarded a three grant by the Tudor Trust to able to expand the helpline service with additional hours and also with outreach. In March 2016, the Government Treasury Department also awarded a two year grant from the Tampon Tax Fund to further expand and strengthen the helpline service.
Since then we have received a further grant from the Tampon Tax Fund, via Comic Relief (2019-2022) and a 5 year grant from National Lottery Fund Community Fund. We have also received a small grant for one year from the Muslim Hands (international Muslim charity) and a grant from the Home Office (Covid Fund) to support us with adapting the helpline for 'home working.'
Support for specific aspects of helpline
Our Case Workers have been funded via grants initially from the Lloyds Bank Foundation, then Award For All, Big Lottery and are currently being funded via a further grant from the Henry Smith Charity.
Since we started our Counselling Service, a range of funders have contributed and includes: West Midlands Police Crime Commissioner, Charles Hayward Foundation, National Lottery, Comic Relief, Home Office (Covid Funding), Eveson Charitable Trust and the Grimmitt Trust.
From time to time, we also receive funding from individuals and also charities (e.g. Calypso Browning Trust and Thomas Sivewright Cato) to support us with our hardship fund to provide extra help to the most vulnerable. We are grateful to all of our funders for their support.