Beat is funded from a variety of sources through community fundraising, donations, trusts and grants applications, professional services and government grants.

Some of the funding we receive is awarded to us for running specific projects and services including the Youth-line, Carers Forum, the Beat Network and our work with young people and participation.

Voluntary income from activities including fundraising events and training services are helping us to fund our core services for people with eating disorders and their families – the helpline, website and support groups.

If you are a grant giving organisation interested in working with Beat in the future please do contact us by emailing

Trusts & Grants

We are extremely grateful to all of our funders who help us run our core services and a number of projects.

The Youthline continues to be supported by BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief.

We have begun a 5 year research project, looking at treatments for adult sufferers of eating disorders, funded by the Big Lottery Research Fund. 

Our work in Wales has been well under way since 2009 providing the first pan-Wales service to support people with eating disorders. This service called Beat Cymru is Big Lottery funded.



The work we do with our young people – including the Young Ambassador programme and Young Peoples’ Forum - is funded by the Department of Health.

Thanks to the Department for Education we developed and launched the educational resource ‘Educate Too’ in spring 2011 – providing a vital resource for secondary schools.

Special thanks must also go to:

  • The Tudor Trust
  • ICAP
  • John Ellerman Foundation
  • Rank Foundation
  • City Bridge Trust
  • Simply Health

Corporate Partners

We are delighted to have been one of the first charity partners for fashion retailer New Look – taking our message to the high street for the first time. Highlights of the partnership have included selling Beat watches in store, Beat Young Ambassadors running information sessions in stores and we are soon launching t-shirts. The partnership has been a great success in many ways and has increased awareness of our name and work across the country.

As a beneficiary of ICAP’s charity day in December 2009 we have been able to extend our young people’s participation work.

  • Helpline
    634 1414
  • Youthline
    634 7650 - Search the web and raise money for charity

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