Trusts and grants

Support from Charitable Trusts and Foundations is vital to our work supporting bereaved children and young people.

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Support from Charitable Trusts is vital to our work

Last year, Winston’s Wish supported more than 22,778 children and young people. This would not have been possible without the support of Charitable Trusts and Foundations who fund specific projects, resources and core costs. Our partners allow us to help support bereaved children, young people and their families across the UK. Below are some of the ways Charitable Trusts and Foundations can fund our work and how you can contact us.

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How Charitable Trusts can support Winston’s Wish

We have opportunities for Trusts and Foundations to fund specific projects, resources or core costs. This includes:

  • National Freephone Helpline – providing phone, call back, online chat and email support and information to children, young people and the families and professionals who care for them
  • Family Bereavement Support Service – a programme of guided, telephone-based support sessions helping parents to support a bereaved child or young person to find their way through grief
  • Children and Young People’s Support Service – a programme of digital and face-to-face support sessions for children and young people to help them cope with their grief and to feel hopeful for the future
  • Support for bereaved children and young people who are vulnerable, have specialist educational needs and/or disabilities, or are experiencing trauma or adversity
  • Resources to help parents, carers and professionals support children and young people bereaved of a loved one
  • New projects and pilot programmes
  • Local support in South West and South East England
Impact Report

See the difference Winston’s Wish makes to bereaved children by viewing our latest Impact Report.

Accounts and Charity Commission

You can view our accounts and charity information on the Charity Commission website.

Contact us

To find out more, please contact Emma Scheding, Head of Trusts and Grants, on 01242 807135 or email

Our current charitable partners

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

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BBC Children in Need logo
Help for Heroes logo
National Lottery community fund logo
Joanna Simpson logo
John Lyon's Charity logo
NHS Glos logo
NHS west sussex logo
St James's Place logo
Edward Gostling foundation logo
Ernest Kleinwort logo
True Colours Trust logo
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