York healthcare provider launches new community fund to support local peoples’ wellbeing and mental health

York healthcare provider Nimbuscare has this week launched a charitable arm to support projects and initiatives that have a positive impact on the emotional well being and mental health of people living in the local area.

The not-for-profit healthcare provider made up of 11 GP practices working collaboratively across the city, has set up the Nimbuscare Community Fund through Two Ridings so it can invest back into the local communities that it serves.

Each year, Nimbuscare and its member GP practices will agree a new theme or focus, as well as the amount of funding to be allocated to projects that meet the criteria.

The focus for the remainder of the 2021/2022 financial year is on projects that benefit the emotional well being and mental health of local people. A panel will meet three times each year to award grants of up to £5,000 to organisations and projects that meet the criteria.


Nimbuscare’s Chief Executive Madeline Ruff said:

“As a relatively young but rapidly growing not-for-profit organisation, it is very important to us that we give something back to the communities that we serve. We’re delighted to be working with the Two Ridings Community Foundation to allocate grant funding to projects that will benefit local people.

“Our funding priorities will be reviewed annually but, for this year, we want to support organisations and projects that enhance and promote the mental health and emotional wellbeing of local people. This could be anything from offering music therapy to organising walking groups, to name just a couple of ideas. We’re keen to support a wide range of projects and initiatives that promote mental health and wellbeing in its very broadest sense.

“I’d encourage any organisations who’d like to submit a grant application or find out more about our Community Fund to visit the Two Ridings website. We’re really excited to hear their ideas and proposals.”

Jan Garrill, Chief Executive of Two Ridings said:

“It’s great to be working with another Yorkshire organisation that recognises the benefit of investing directly in the people and the communities they serve. Mental health difficulties, loneliness and poor wellbeing have been especially exacerbated since the pandemic hit and the Nimbuscare Community Fund will allow local York community organisations to really make a difference.”

Grant applications can be made by a wide range of community, charitable and voluntary organisations. Find full details of & how to apply to the Nimbuscare Community Fund.

The area in and around York the Nimbuscare Community Fund covers: