Perinatal mental health and parent-infant relationship support grants

This funding programme is closed to new applications.

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We are offering grants of up to £30,000 to organisations that support pregnant people, their partners, and their families with children under the age of 2. Only organisations that deliver services through volunteers (even partially) are eligible.

We want the funds to support activities for parents affected by perinatal mental health whilst expecting a baby, or with children aged between 0 and 2.

If you have any questions about the grant, you can email


To apply for this grant your organisation must:

  • be a legally registered organisation, such as a charity or a business
  • be based in the administrative area of Kent County Council
  • deliver your services either partly or in full with volunteers
  • be planning a project that is not already complete or underway.

Some examples of the projects we would be able to fund include:

  • music therapy
  • mindfulness workshops
  • social events for parents
  • mentoring or coaching.

Before any application, we suggest you read our full grant prospectus (PDF, 280.4 KB).


Applications closed on 19 January 2024.


All applications will be reviewed by a 3-person panel, judged according to fixed criteria.

The panel will be looking for:

  • value for money
  • sustainability
  • effectiveness of suggested projects.

We will contact you by 1 February 2024 to tell you if your application was successful.

If successful, you must complete your project by 31 March 2024 and provide us with a project report.