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Our funders

Growing Well covers around 20% of its running costs from sale of produce, but to deliver our mental health support and run a safe and professional charity we rely on the generosity of grant makers, businesses, individuals and community fundraisers.

We are fortunate to benefit from a wide range of supporters and donors and appreciate the generosity of local and national organisations.

Grants from Trusts and Foundations


Charitable activities

Other trading activities

Trusts, Foundations & Community Grants

We are grateful for the support in the previous and current financial year of the organisations listed below

  • Lloyds Bank Foundation
  • Sir John Fisher Foundation
  • National Lottery Community Fund
  • Westmorland Family Fund
  • Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
  • Copeland Community Fund
  • The Roselands Trust
  • Postcode Neighbourhood Trust
  • Frieda Scott Charitable Trust
  • Eric Wright Charitable Trust
  • The Hadfield Trust
  • Forte Charitable Trust
  • SIB Enterprise Development Programme
  • CRH Charitable Trust
  • Cumbria CVS
  • Alpkit Foundation
  • Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust
  • Asda Foundation
  • Bryan Lancaster’s Trust
  • Co-op Local Community Fund
  • Copeland Community Fund – Enabling Fund
  • Cumbria Community Foundation
  • Cumbria County Council
  • David Brooke Charity
  • David Family Foundation
  • Evan Cornish Foundation
  • Finn Family Fund
  • High Sheriff of Cumbria 2022/23
  • Irving Memorial Trust
  • John Ashlin Cutforth Charitable Trust
  • Kendal Town Council
  • Louis Nicholas Residuary Charitable Trust
  • Lupton Tower Trust
  • Marsh Charitable Trust
  • N Smith Charitable Settlement
  • Newby Trust
  • Nineveh Charitable Trust
  • NISA/MADL Charity
  • North Cumbria NHS Green Social Prescribing Fund
  • Proven Family Trust
  • Provincial Grand Lodge of Cumberland & Westmorland
  • Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust
  • South Lakeland Gateway Group
  • Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK
  • Tesco Community Grants
  • The Edward Vinson 1957 Charity Settlement
  • The February Foundation
  • The Fitton Trust
  • The Fort Foundation
  • The Harold and Alice Bridges Charity
  • The Hobson Charity
  • The Leigh Trust
  • The Misses Barrie Charitable Trust
  • The Noble Charitable Trust
  • The Southall Trust
  • The Stafford Trust
  • William Dean Countryside & Education Trust
  • Westmorland Family
  • Lakeland
  • Thomson Hayton Winkley
  • Hawkshead Relish Company
  • John Jordan Ltd
  • David Kneale Financial Management
  • Virgin Wines
  • Low Sizergh Farm and Low Sizergh Barn
  • Ginger Bakers
  • Levens Village Shop
  • Gan Yam brewery
  • Fell Brewery
  • The Factory Tap
  • Electricity North West
  • The Floralistas
  • Musiclinks
  • Morrison’s Penrith
  • Paintwell Kendal
  • Craig’s Plant and Flower Recycling

To find out all the ways your business and your employees can get involved with supporting Growing Well’s mental health mission go to our Corporate Supporter page.


Individual donations, large and small, make a key contribution to our funds. Regular giving every month gives us future income we can rely on, and Gift Aid boosts all individual donations by 25% if you are a UK taxpayer. To donate once or set up a monthly donation click here.

Donations from fundraising challenges such as marathons and walks also make a huge difference to Growing Well. See our fundraising page to set up a JustGiving page for Growing Well or to set up a Facebook Fundraiser for birthdays or other special occasions where you would like your friends and family to donate in lieu of gifts.

Community and events

Community fundraising takes place at events large and small over the year. We raise money from an annual Cross Bay Walk and have been delighted to be chosen as a raceday charity at Cartmel Races in 2022 and 2023. We’ll be collecting donations from customers at Tebay Services throughout the year. See our Events page in our News section for upcoming events and our News section for further updates.

The Fundraising Regulator

Growing Well is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and abides by the English Code of Fundraising Practice. Any questions, comments or complaints about Growing Well fundraising should be emailed to