Trusts and Foundations
BasicNeeds aims to create dramatic long-term change in the lives of mentally ill people around the world, ensuring that their basic needs are met and their basic rights are respected.
Mentally ill people are some of the most disadvantaged people in the world; having little access to medical care there is little hope that they can escape from their illness. What’s more, the stigma attached to their illness means that they are often excluded from their homes, families, communities and jobs. Sometimes they are even chained and beaten.
We work to ensure that mentally ill people are given a chance to live a decent life by providing accessible treatment, working with communities to reduce stigma and providing opportunities for sustainable livelihoods so that mentally ill people can work their way out of poverty. As well as these innovative, ground-breaking programmes, we are also pushing the boundaries in other areas of international development, with user-led research and programme-based administrative and capacity building key features of our work. Partnerships with indigenous organisations are also vital to our work.
Support from Trusts and Foundations are a vital part of our funding and makes a huge difference to our work. We always welcome the opportunity to build relationships with new and current partners.
Our greatest need is for general unrestricted funds. This gives us the vital flexibility to give funds to areas of greatest need and to fund areas that are difficult to fundraise for from the general public.
However, we do understand that some Trusts prefer to fund a general area or a specific project. If this is the case we would be delighted to discuss project options with you. Please contact Rachel Haynes on 01926 330101 or email Rachel.Haynes @basicneeds.org if you would like to find out more.
Here’s the difference that funding from your Trust can make:
10 bicycles for our Village Health Teams in Uganda allowing them to reach even more mentally ill people Or
Tools and supplies which will make a lasting contribution to our horticulture projects. which give mentally ill people skills and the chance to earn a living.
Medication for 500 mentally ill people in Uganda for 1 month. Medication supply is a massive problem in Uganda. £1000 secures the medication that people desperately need.
The entire running costs for our work in the slums of Bangalore for a whole year.
Although hospitals are there and there are lots of other NGOs, mentally ill people are ignored. BasicNeeds works with these organisations to include mentally ill people in their work so they can have a better life
A day centre for elderly mentally ill people and elderly carers in Sri Lanka.
Elderly mentally ill people not only have to suffer with their disease, they also have to suffer with problems caused by their age. This day centre will provide extra support, care and friendship to elderly mentally ill people so that they can retain their dignity and enjoy their old age.
A drop-in centre in Ghana.
Drop-in centres give support to destitute mentally ill people such as friendship, clothes, food and training. Our first one in Northern Ghana has been very successful but we urgently need to open more to help mentally ill people in the Upper West Region.
An exciting new pilot project helping child carers in Tanzania.
The rising HIV/AIDS pandemic in Tanzania has left lots of children without parents. This has meant that children are forced to care for mentally ill relatives. This project will support child carers and their mentally ill relatives over 2 years.
The entire running costs for any one of our programmes for one whole year.
This support will be a massive help to us. It will allow us to expand our work in the programme and redeploy some of our funds to other parts of our organisation.
We would be delighted if your Trust or Foundation is interested in supporting our vital work.
We can also accept donations from Trusts, Foundations and Corporations based in the United States of America.
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Please contact Rachel Haynes on 01926 330101, who will be happy to discuss projects with you further and will be happy to answer any questions.
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