Fundraising for York Mind

York Mind simply cannot operate without the support of the local community. Although we greatly benefit from our brand affiliation to National Mind, York Mind itself is an independently run local charity and financially autonomous from National Mind. Which means – we are responsible for raising all of our running costs.

To see how we spend our money, click here

Our Fundraising Promise

York Mind are members of the Fundraising Standards Board. To view more information about this, please click here



Trusts & Foundations

The support of trusts and foundations is crucial to York Mind’s work, enabling us to continue providing vital support to people suffering from mental-ill health in York and the surrounding area.

We have a dedicated team who work closely with trusts and foundations, whether it’s finding an appropriate project that fits with your objectives and interests, providing a progress report or arranging a personal visit to see our services.

We are incredibly lucky to have received some great funding towards our projects over the years, and a very big thank you is extended to all those Trusts and Foundations that have supported our work. These include:

  • The Tudor Trust
  • The Henry Smith Charity
  • Scurrah Wainwright Charity
  • Souter Charitable Trust
  • The Purey Cust Trust Charity

If you know of any Trusts or Foundations that would like to get involved in supporting our vital work, then please do get in touch with us on or 01904 643 364.



How you can help

Run, Walk, Swim or Bike for us

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If you fancy getting active and raising some money for York Mind in the process, we’d love to welcome you to Team York Mind!

We have guaranteed places available in the following local runs:

  • York 10k (annual event in August)
  • Great North Run (annual event in September)
  • Yorkshire Marathon (annual event in October)

We can also support you if you’d like to take on a challenge of your own – in return for fundraising for York Mind, you’ll have the option of getting your hands on your very own Team York Mind vest, plus access to a range of fundraising materials to help you tell the world about your good deed.

If you’d like to sign up to take part in the York 10k, Great North Run or any other challenge with York Mind, simply get in touch:



Make a donation by cash, cheque or online

We rely on the generosity of individuals, groups and companies to continue our vital work. We could not do it without you.

We accept cash, cheques, standing orders or online donations via our JustGiving page.




Cheques should be made payable to ‘YORK MIND’ and sent to:

The Fundraising Team, York Mind, Highcliffe House, Highcliffe Court, York, YO30 6BP

(Please do remember to include your name and address with your cheque, so that we may acknowledge safe receipt of the donation.)


Cash donations are gratefully received also. If you have coins and notes, we can either arrange to pick up the donation from you, or you can contact us to drop cash off with a member of our team. *Please telephone us on 01904 643 364 in advance of making a journey, to arrange a suitable time to drop off your donation, as the York Mind Reception area is not manned and we need to ensure a member of staff is available to receive your donation safely.*


Involve your company

We at York Mind have proved ourselves trusted and innovative partners for a range of great companies in very different businesses.

We have the know-how to create a partnership that meets your aims – for your corporate responsibility agenda and for your wider business.

Mental ill health costs UK business £26bn each year. To talk about how your company can establish a fundraising partnership with York Mind, or if you would like more information on how we can help create a mentally healthy workplace please contact us on .

Do your own thing

Getting together with friends, family and neighbours or taking on a personal challenge is a great way to support York Mind. The only limit on what you do is your imagination! From holding a concert, to washing cars, to collections and sponsored silences – the options are limitless.

Just decide what you’d like to do and remember to let us know so that we can help you. We can provide you with fundraising advice, donation forms, buckets, balloons, banners, collecting tins, T-shirts. We will also be here to answer all of your questions and help make your event a huge success.

Any questions? Email us on or call on 01904 404940.

Here’s just a few of the things that our supporters have done to raise money for York Mind:

  • Sponsored silence
  • Non-uniform day
  • Fancy dress York Walls Walk
  • Sponsored sing-song
  • Coffee morning
  • Cake sale
  • Car washing and car boot sales
  • Sponsored head shave
  • Classical concert
  • Comedy night


An easy way to raise sponsorship for your fundraising activity or event is to create an online fundraising page with JustGiving ( and email, tweet and share your link on Facebook to all of your friends, family and colleagues. It’s a simple and effective way to collect funds, and the donations come directly through to us!

Take a look at their fundraising help guides ( for hints and tips to make the most of your online fundraising page.



Volunteer with the Fundraising Team

Quite frankly, we love volunteers. We need all hands on deck to keep the good ship York Mind afloat.   That’s where you come in! Volunteer for a couple of hours with us at a street collection, exciting event or awareness day and you’re guaranteed to go home with a big smile on your face.

If you’re interested, check out our Events Page which tells you upcoming days and times you can help. Or email Holly our Community Fundraiser at



Remember us with a gift in your Will

When it comes to your Will, it’s only right that your family and friends come first in your thoughts. But that doesn’t mean you can’t also leave a gift to a cause close to your heart if you would like. However large or small, every gift in every Will makes a difference. Legacies sound big but they need not be – £50 will make a difference. Further details can be found here. If you would like to speak to us about leaving a legacy gift to York Mind, please call on 01904 643 364 or email us:

Donate when you shop at Amazon

When you shop at Amazon, you can select York Mind to receive a donation when you checkout. All you need to do is Login using this link:

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Feeling uninspired?

You can download our Fundraising Pack here: York Mind Fundraising Pack

Why not email Holly, our Fundraising Manager, to help you get started:-