Trusts and Foundations

By working together, we make it possible for bereaved people to access the support they need, in a way that works for them.

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 64,000 bereaved people. We want all bereaved people to have access to the support they need.

Our relationships with trusts and foundations help make it possible for us to deliver free of charge services in 82 local communities, supported by over 4,000 trained volunteers.

Together, we can improve the lives of thousands more people through:

  • One to one and group support
  • Specialist support for children and young people
  • National 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 and demand across all of our services continues to rise. Over 750,000 people have been left experiencing intense grief, which will impact mental health and wellbeing of the UK in the months and years ahead.


We still need your support to:

  • Continue to recruit and train new Bereavement Volunteers
  • Fund our incredible work in local communities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Expand our Helpline to answer more calls. We are receiving around 7,000 calls per month- more than anytime during the pandemic
  • Continue to fund CruseChat- an immediate online support service used by over 3500 people a month
  • Fund the strategic work of Cruse- driving positive change and high quality services for bereaved people


If you’d like to find out more about our work, or would like to speak to a member of our philanthropy team, please get in touch with us using this contact form.