About this fund

This fund is now closed and we are no longer accepting applications.

Playtech has launched a global Recovery and Resilience Fund to help organisations delivering mental health and wellbeing services.

Round 1 saw the distribution of both emergency short-term recovery grants, as well as long-term, strategic resilience grants. 

Round 2 focuses on long-term, strategic resilience grants between £5,000-50,000 up to 18 months.

The fund is open to charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations dedicated to delivering mental health services as part of their mission.

The fund has been seeded with an initial £3 million. Over £2 million was awarded in Round 1 and up to £400,00 will be distributed in Round 2.


Tackling mental health in the aftermath of Covid-19

The fund prioritises organisations delivering programmes to disproportionately affected communities. This may include those affected by gambling-related harm, domestic abuse, and unemployment, as well as at-risk groups such as young people, frontline healthcare workers and first responders.

Playtech are also seeking to offer non-financial support to organisations build their resilience and capacity.

The fund aims to help address the toll that the Covid-19 pandemic is still having on people’s mental health and wellbeing.  It aims to support organisations delivering these critical programmes so that people can benefit from accessible and affordable mental health and wellbeing services.

Who can apply

Eligible organisations will include small charities, not-for-profit and social enterprises who are delivering mental health and wellbeing services. These organisations may be delivering these services in the context of their larger core mission such as those addressing homelessness, education domestic abuse, unemployment, support for young people, crisis and/or gambling related harm.

Applications from the following countries will be prioritised in Round 2: Austria, Gibraltar, Israel, Italy, Ukraine, US. 

All applicants must be based in one of the countries where Playtech has an office:

  • UK
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Estonia
  • Gibraltar
  • Philippines
  • Sweden
  • US
  • Ukraine
  • Isle of Man
  • Australia
  • Israel
  • Romania
  • Latvia
  • Malta
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Austria

You can apply regardless of your organisation’s annual income. However, smaller organisations with an annual income of £1,000,000 or less will be prioritised.

Organisations must be registered organisations in their country.

We will accept only 1 application per organisation. 

Unsuccessful applicants from Round 1 may apply again. If you received an offer letter/grant in the previous round, we will not accept another application from your organisation.

Grant type

Round 2 will focus on one type of grant:Resilience grants: activity grants between £5,000 and £50,000 for up to 18 months to cover specific project costs. Projects should respond to the challenges you face as a result of the pandemic, and seek to test and try out new ways of working or to adapt services to enable your organisation to continue to deliver vital services.

Resilience grants are suitable for organisations that:

  • have a new project in mind that will build on their existing services
  • would like to test new ideas
  • are ready to fill in a more in-depth application form
  • are looking to create lasting impact
Please note that you may be awarded less than your grant request.

What we will not fund

  • Individuals
  • Organisations that:
    • Are not registered as having a charitable purpose in your country 
    • Discriminate on the basis of religious or political belief
    • Primarily promote political or religious viewpoints to their beneficiaries
    • Use the funds to make grants or donations to other organisations or individuals
    • Are unable to supply appropriate registration and financial documents, bank details or personal details of trustees/directors in English
    • Cannot report back effectively on the outcomes of this grant
    • Are not based in one of the countries noted above
    • Did not receive an offer letter/grant in Round 1.

Please only submit a single application as we will not be able to assess multiple applications.