Prospero Theatre in Caterham is one of nine organisations that have been awarded a share of the Surrey All Age Mental Health Investment Fund’s (MHIF) first round of funding, which totalled approximately £530,000.
Established in 2022, the MHIF has an overall budget of £10.5m. This is made up of a £6.5m contribution from Surrey County Council (SCC) and £4m from Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Board. SCC has also secured just under £1m from a partnership with the Community Foundation for Surrey, via a match funding agreement.
The MHIF is used to support non-statutory services developed by local, community-based groups, with a focus on ‘prevention, removing barriers and supporting people to become proactive in improving their emotional health and wellbeing.’
Prospero Theatre uses drama to improve the quality of life for adults and young people with disabilities and mental health conditions.