Our accounts and funding

In 2017/18, we invested £33.7 million to improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness. This level of investment would simply not be possible without the help of our amazing supporters. 

For full details about our work in 2017/2018, as well as our income and expenditure, please download our annual report.

How we raised our money

2017/18 was the second year of our five-year fundraising strategy. As a result of the generosity of our donors and continued hard work from our staff and volunteers we were able to raise £2.4 million. This was an increase on the previous year.

We continued to invest in activities to generate voluntary income from a range of donors including individuals, corporate partners and charitable trusts and foundations. Highlights include:

  • We received £779,000 in legacy income thanks to the generosity of individuals who remembered Rethink Mental Illness with a gift in their Will.
  • Through our connection with Mental Health UK Limited, who have a corporate partnership with Lloyds Banking Group, Rethink Mental Illness has seen an increase in grant funding and voluntary donations from the charity. We are also grateful to Virgin Trains and all our Corporate partners who have supported us.
  • Our continued engagement with charitable trusts and foundations has secured over £80,000 income during the year in addition to significant multi-year funding for 2018/19 and beyond.
  • We raised over £375,000 through events and community fundraising activities with the 2017 London Marathon raising £30,253, generating a return on investment of £5 for every £1 spent.
  • Our generous supporters continue to engage with our work, with over 2,500 people supporting us with a regular gift.

How we supported people

In 2017/18 our services directly supported more than 17,000 people across a range of services. You can see the breakdown below. If you’d like to find out more about our life-changing services and support, click here:

1,124 People in prisons and criminal justice 
1,009 Carers 
4,312 Community services 
1,975 Housing 
4,282 Crisis, recovery and nursing care 
5,351 Advocacy 

We also supported 7,246 people through our advice service and over 806,573 people via our online mental health information. 

None of this would have been possible without the enthusiasm and generosity of our supporters, staff, volunteers and professionals. Thank you to everyone who helped us change so many lives.

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