Trusts and foundations | Cruse Bereavement Care

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We are the leading national charity providing bereavement support, advice and information to children, young people and families when someone dies. 

Last year Cruse provided vital support to over 50,000 bereaved people. We want all bereaved people to have access to the support they need. 

Our relationships with trusts and foundations make it possible for us to deliver services in 80 local communities, supported by almost 5,000 trained volunteers. 

Together, we can improve the lives of thousands more people through a range of projects and services including:

  • One to one and group support 
  • Specialist support for children and young people
  • Helpline
  • Information and web support
  • Bereavement Support Volunteer training
  • Specialist projects and pilot programmes
  • Dementia, suicide, military, emergency services and prison support projects
  • Major incident response service

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a serious impact on bereaved people. We anticipate demand for our services could rise by over 50%.

As an immediate response, we ceased face-to-face support and are offering a services online and over the telephone. We need to: 

  • Continue to recruit and train new volunteers- on our helpline, in our local branch areas and to support the thousands of children and young people bereaved of someone significant during the pandemic.
  • Launch and expand a remote bereavement volunteer team to support people everywhere- targeting vulnerable people, communities disproportionately affected and those who live in areas with no local Cruse services.
  • Continue to fund CruseChat- an immediete online support service, launched in response to Covid-19 and facing high demand.
  • Continue to fund our vital core services. 

 If you are considering making a donation through a trust or foundation, or to find out more about our work, please contact Morwenna Everitt: or call 07495 601152. 

We are grateful for the support of all of our funders in response to the pandemic including: