Funders' Alliance

About the Funders' Alliance

The Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition was set up and developed with funding from the Zurich Community Trust (ZCT). ZCT has learnt that by influencing policy and practice the reach and breadth of impact can be more significant in the long term.

ZCT is very open to working in collaboration with other funders to share the learning and to help sustain the coalition for the future. This is an opportunity to join a collaboration of funders to support the coalition to influence policy and bring about system change. If we can influence Parliamentarians together then there is a greater chance of having the right services available at the right time and in the right place for vulnerable young people before their problems turn into larger ones later in life.

What being a member of the Funders' Alliance means

The basic cost of running the CYPMHC is £90,000 per annum. For a commitment of £5,000-£10,000 per year for 3-5 years, Funders' Alliance members would receive regular updates about the children and young people's mental health landscape as well as having access to experts on the topic. In addition, you would be invited to an annual networking event to hear more about the developing landscape and impact of the coalition's work. Members of the CYPMHC Funders' Alliance will receive recognition on the CYPMHC website and in literature.

Our Funders' Alliance members now also include Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief.


We’re delighted to have funded the set up and development of the CYPMHC and very proud of what it has achieved. Zurich Community Trust has learnt that by influencing policy and practice that the reach and breadth of impact can be significant. With the Children & Young People’s Mental Health Coalition the value of a unified voice is very powerful indeed, especially with Parliamentarians. The focus is now on its sustainability and sharing the huge learning about the needs of the children and young people to support positive mental health and wellbeing.” Pam Webb, Head of Zurich Community Trust

Comic Relief is proud to be part of the funder’s alliance supporting the Children & Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. The Coalition is a powerful influencer which works hard to bring about positive change to ensure that young people can access the services they need and deserve to improve their mental health. The team are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate and we value them greatly as partners and collaborators.” Mary Eastmond, Grants Manager at Comic Relief

The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition is a leading campaigning and policy body connecting over 100 organisations. It provides a unified voice around children and young people’s mental health. It was central in developing the ‘Future in Mind’ strategy, a key policy framework for supporting young people’s mental health across England and it is well placed to deliver change in terms of experience, expertise and connections. Paul Hamlyn Foundation is supporting the Coalition to build on its success to develop new strands of work and ensure that young people’s mental health remains high on the Government’s agenda.”  Moira Sinclair, Chief Executive at Paul Hamlyn Foundation