Support Us Ways to give Trusts and foundations Trusts and foundations We are proud to receive support from a range of Trusts, Foundations and other grant-making organisations based in the UK, USA and internationally. We welcome one-off gifts and the opportunity to work together in longer-term, strategic partnerships. Below are just some of the organisations that are helping us achieve our mission of building better futures by driving research, accelerating awareness, and saving lives. If you represent a grant-making organisation and are interested in finding out more about supporting the Encephalitis Society, please contact our dedicated Trusts and Foundations team. We’d love to hear from you. If you are based in the USA, you can find out more information about our dedicated fund here. Projects that have been supported by our funders Young Person Residential Weekend The Young Person Residential Weekend took place at the Hollowford Centre, Derbyshire, from August 27 to 29. The weekend was a chance for children, young people and their families to join us for a weekend featuring outdoor adventure activities and focus groups. The weekend was funded by UAP Limited and MCF Foundation. My Brain and Me My Brain and Me, which has been funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, is a unique project designed to share stories and experiences of encephalitis through a series of short films. The Retreat The Retreat is a residential event held by the Encephalitis Society every other year designed to bring together people affected by encephalitis, their family members and carers in a safe, relaxing and supportive space. The 2021 event was supported by The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, Friendly Hand, The de Laszlo Foundation, and The Marguerite Foundation.