Consideration will be given to those projects which share the objectives of the Memorial Trust together with the ethos Dominic and Joseph lived by to serve others. Priority will be given to smaller projects.

Criteria for allocation of funds
All the following inclusion criteria include the two target groups as identified in the aims.


  • Projects which promote mental health
  • Projects which demonstrate meaningful impact with clear direction in terms of interventions
  • Innovative projects with potential for sustainable change in mental health and recovery
  • Innovative multidisciplinary mental health projects
  • Research projects which promote awareness or identify strategies that promote mental health
  • Projects which practice development and research in the area of recovery and rehabilitation in mental illness
  • Projects that deliver sustained therapeutic creative and outdoor activities which promote mental health

  • Individuals not representing an organisation
  • Non-specific requests for general funds (rather than specific projects)
  • Under 18s
  • Organic conditions (parkinson’s, terminal illness, dementia) as primary condition
  • Applications that focus on acute (vs long-term) mental disorder as primary condition
  • Learning difficulties as primary condition
  • Substance misuse as primary cause
  • Stand-alone research (individuals working in isolation, eg for a qualification or self-directed project)

During this time, priority will be given to charities with whom we already have connection and organisations who support local farmers with mental health issues, in view of the recent unprecedented pressure on farmers.

Applications will be reviewed twice a year in March and September. Closing dates for applications will be 1st Feb and 1st August. You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt normally within 10 working days and decisions as to grants will be given by 31st March and 30th September.

If your organisation would like to make an application for funding, please download and fill in the application form which can be sent via email to

The Beer-Harris Memorial Trust (formerly The Dominic Beer Memorial Trust) is a registered charity in England (1155652)