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A Special Thank You.

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We would like to say a special thank you to The Hays Travel Foundation who kindly granted us with our first funding bid in April 2019. The grant helped us to get Creative Minds off the ground and offer free/reduced cost workshops to the community.

We would like to say a special thank you to The National Lottery who have been kindly supporting us since August 2019. Funding from the National Lottery community fund have helped us to sustain a bigger premises, supported children, adults, young people and families struggling with their mental health, and have been a real life saver to our services through the COVID 19 pandemic, enabling us to offer free counselling and support throughout.

We would like to say a special thank you to all of our funders, past and present.  Without your support, Creative Minds - North Star Counselling CIC would not be able to offer the level of support that we do to our community.  We are forever grateful for your kindness and generosity in helping us to continue to provide our services for all ages, needs, and backgrounds. Thank you!


We would like to say thank you to The Barbour Foundation who kindly funded our suicide prevention project in November 2020 to help those impacted by the pandemic.  We were able to support children and young people aged 6 to 25 years old who were experiencing thoughts of self harm or suicide.

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Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Our organisation received funding from the Trust to help us run our 'Young Peoples Recovery' project in January 2021 to help support children and young people who are experiencing depression and low mood as a result of trauma.  You can find out more about the Postcode Community Trust at www.postcodecommunitytrust. and People Postcode Lottery at

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Thank you to the Department for Digital, Cultural, Media and Sport, in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund for providing us with funding to help us receive training and development to help our community thrive.  The funding will help us gain knowledge on how to write successful funding bids to ensure further free services can be offered.

Thank you to the Arnold Clark Community Fund for their kind donation in April 2021.  The funding will help us offer our most vulnerable clients of all ages in our community the opportunity of one to one counselling, as well as group support through our creative workshops.

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Thank you to Gentoo for allowing us to run our Summer Club, which was part Funded by Gentoo Group Limited. Our summer club allowed us to support children under 11, who have found it difficult going back to school after the pandemic, to build confidence and resilience.  The funding has enabled us to extend this support and offer help and guidance for parents too.


A special thank you to UnLtd who has granted us funding to help us grow and develop as an organisation.  With their incredible support, we are excited to see how our services expand over the next year.  They have also been kind enough to fund a small handful of one to one counselling sessions, and help towards our rent for 3 month.

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Thank you to GOGA for funding our 3 month Flow and Grow, family yoga project in 2022 to help build strong connections between parents/carers and children.

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The Social Enterprise Support Fund provides vital and rapid financial support to help social enterprises in England focused on supporting their communities to recover from the pandemic. The Social Enterprise Support Fund is a two-year project, delivered by Big Issue Invest, Key Fund, Resonance, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and UnLtd, in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund, and will jointly deliver £16.3 million in grants. This has been made possible thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Funding from Social Enterprise Support Fund, distributed by UnLtd, has helped us to sustain our premises for a full year. Thanks to National Lottery players for making this possible.

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