A £1 million fund has been launched to help UK arts organisations develop new activities involving men with mental health problems.

The Baring Foundation’s Arts Programme will award grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to support charities and not-for-profit arts organisations to provide new and attractive creative opportunities for men who are not already taking part and encourage those men who are least likely otherwise to take part.

Activities can be for men only, or mixed gender creative activities.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be an established arts organisation of any kind (including museums) operating in the UK;
  • have delivered creative opportunities to people with mental health problems for at least two years;
  • have had an annual income of over £75,000 for the last two years

The deadline for applications is 12pm on the 23rd April 2024.