Trusts and Foundations

You can help save lives and rebuild futures by supporting Meningitis Now through your Charitable Trust or Foundation

Meningitis Now Trusts and Grants letterbox

Donations from Charitable Trusts and Foundations make up a significant amount of our overall income – 102 grant making bodies generously supported our cause in 2018-19. Without them, we would not be able to support the many families whose lives have been changed forever by meningitis, fund research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of meningitis or spread our lifesaving awareness message across the UK.

We welcome donations from Trusts and Foundations towards our core costs as well as towards supporting specific projects. Here are just some examples of projects Trusts and Foundations are currently supporting:

  • Pneumococcal vaccine research - funding medical research that aims to increase understanding of meningitis and related septicaemia is one of our key priorities
  • Rebuilding Futures Fund - financial support for individuals and families helping them to rebuild their lives after meningitis 
  • Community Support Officers – providing direct support to families affected by meningitis across the UK
  • Helpline – our nurse-led Helpline provides emotional support, answers questions and explain more about the support that Meningitis Now can provide
  • Signs and Symptoms cards - knowing the signs and symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia and the action to take really can save lives
  • Believe and Achieve – support for 14-25 year olds affected by meningitis to help them reach their goals

How our income is spent:

Trust and Grants expenditure

We value every donation we receive, no matter the size, and will feedback to you on how your support has made a difference.

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If you would like to find out more about supporting Meningitis Now through your Trust or Foundation, please contact our Partnerships Team:

We are grateful to all the Trusts and Foundations who have made grants towards our work, including:

  • The John Jarrold Trust has generously supported our work in Norfolk for over two decades.
  • The Pixel Fund supports our medical research programme.
  • The James Tudor Foundation has been very pleased to partner with Meningitis Now and its predecessor since  2006. The Foundation has made grants totalling £324,986 over that period supporting research, appeals, emergency grants and awareness education. The Foundation has enjoyed a very positive and open relationship with Meningitis Now and received excellent reporting and engagement from them.
  • BBC Children in Need is currently supporting our UK-wide Family Days and Believe and Achieve activity weekends for children aged 11-18.
  • The National Lottery Community Fund has made a significant contribution towards our Believe and Achieve Programme for 14-25 year olds.
  • The Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People's Postcode Lottery, are funding accessibility software for our website and new films to tell people about our support services.
  • The Worshipful Company of Butchers are supporting our Rebuilding Futures Fund.
  • The DWF Foundation is supporting our Rebuilding Futures Fund.
  • Gloucestershire Freemasons are supporting our Rebuilding Futures Fund.