Following evaluation of our third sector pilot grant scheme, which funded two BACP organisational members to deliver projects in support of our work to improve equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the counselling professions, we're pleased to be making further grants available.  

This round of grants will reflect and build on the findings from the pilot scheme:

  • co-production with trusted community organisations was effective in removing barriers to therapy
  • clients valued working with therapists with similar identities and experience
  • choice of grant amounts and delivery timeframes supports improved outcomes

One grant of up to £50,000 is available to deliver a project in collaboration with a community-led partner organisation or group, improving access to counselling for people from marginalised and racialised community backgrounds and adds to the knowledge and learning about improving access to therapy. 

Two grants of £20,000 are available for innovation in support of meeting demand for existing specialist counselling to clients from racialised community backgrounds. 

Three grants of £10,000 are available to deliver an activity to support improved access to counselling for people from racialised community backgrounds. 

Organisations can submit applications for all three grant amounts. 

Please see how to apply at the top right of this web page.

Notes on terminology

We recognise the limitations and problems of using catchall umbrella terms such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethic (BAME). For the purposes of this grants scheme, we are adopting terminology recommended by The Centre For Mental Health and are using the term ‘marginalised and racialised’. However, we recognise that there are distinct and unique identities and challenges facing different communities, that there are limitations to all race and ethnicity terminology, and that applicant organisations and their partners may choose to use different terms and language.