The Conveyancing Foundation has announced the reopening of applications for its Charity Grant Scheme.
Having successfully launched last year, the Scheme attracted numerous applications each quarter, leading to four deserving fundraisers receiving Grants of up to £2000 each for their respective charities.
In its ongoing dedication to mental health and wellbeing, the Foundation has extended the Grant Scheme to facilitate Mental Health First Aider training for members of staff in legal practices. Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs) will gain the knowledge to support colleagues and provide assistance to those in need.
The Charity Grant Scheme
Jill White, from Smoove, is the most recent Foundation Charity Grant recipient, having been awarded a Grant of £2000 in December 2023. Jill’s charity fundraising challenge involved running 50 miles throughout the month for the Motor Neuron Disease Association—double the initial challenge of 25 miles. In total, Jill raised over £3000 for the charity, a cause close to her heart after losing her mother to Motor Neuron Disease 23 years ago.
Other 2023 charity grant recipients include Jessie Bishop, who ran the London Marathon for Mind, Aconveyancing for their ‘It’s a Knockout’ event in aid of ‘Samuel’s Promise,’ and Women in Residential Property, who raised funds for Ella’s charity.
The Charity Grant Scheme is open to anyone in the Conveyancing industry currently undertaking a fundraising event for their chosen charity, with Grants paid directly to the registered charity. Applying for a Charity Grant is very straightforward – the application form is available on the Conveyancing Foundation’s website here.
What is a Mental Health First Aider?
A Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) is an individual trained to provide initial support to someone facing mental health issues or in a crisis, similar to physical first aiders. Equipped with skills to offer immediate assistance until professional help is available, MHFAs contribute significantly to creating a supportive and empathetic environment, reducing the stigma associated with mental health.
Their ability to recognise early signs of mental health issues allows for timely intervention, potentially preventing the escalation of problems. MHFAs play a pivotal role in fostering a culture of well-being, raising awareness, and educating others about mental health in the workplace.
How To Apply
To apply for Mental Health First Aider Grants or Charity Grants, visit the Foundation’s website here.
The Conveyancing Foundation expresses gratitude to its generous Foundation Partners whose funding supports the charity Grant Scheme. Grants are reviewed quarterly, with selected winners contacted promptly.
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