In 2016 This Mindful Life successfully secured funding to deliver an eight week mindfulness course to a group of asylum seeking and refugee women within a medium- sized charity. A further two funding bids have since been secured to deliver another eight week course in 2017 and 2018 to volunteers and staff who work within a medium-sized charity.
All of these courses were free at the point of contact for the participants and the project providing the funding (The Everyone Project) has a specific aim of broadening the reach of mindfulness beyond those who can afford to pay for an eight week course or those who can access it via the NHS.
Inspired by this work in June 2017 This Mindful Life became a Community Interest Company with the hope of securing further funding that would provide free-at-the-point-of contact courses to those who would benefit from accessing an eight week mindfulness course. All courses and training provided by This Mindful Life CIC is undertaken on a not-for-profit basis, including corporate work and public courses which operate on a sliding scale of fees.
Watch this space for more details but if you are an organisation interested in accessing mindfulness courses for your clients or who would be in a position to fund future projects do please get in touch.