The Friends make small grants, usually no more than £100, particularly to help patients leaving hospital to integrate into the community.   This can include grants to purchase furniture and appliances, and fees for training courses and other community activities.

The funds from the Florence Ingle Trust will now be available to support this aspect of the Charity’s work.

Applications for grants should be made, in the first instance, to the chairman supported by the professional working with the applicant. Small grants can usually be approved quickly, often in no more than a week or so.