This November, Brevio is shining a light on men’s charities to help address funding gaps and raise awareness of some of the health challenges that men face.
In the UK, 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, while more than 9 million men experience regular loneliness. Statistically, men have also been identified to be three times more likely to take their own lives than women.
More funding is certainly needed to support the many brilliant charities that are working to address these serious challenges, and provide vital support to men facing these issues across the UK and indeed globally.
Throughout November, Brevio will be working with several men’s health charities by showcasing their funding needs in the hope of helping them secure vital grants.
From global men’s health charities, through to local men’s sheds - below is a round-up of some of the charities who are requesting funding for the specific work they do today:
Men’s health charities
Movember started as a challenge for men to grow a moustache during November and raise funds for men’s health. It is now a fully fledged global movement focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer, through a variety of fundraising challenges.
Tough enough to care aims to make men of all ages feel comfortable talking and opening up about their emotions to those close to them. They help direct men on where they can go for support and how to identify when others may be struggling.
Minds For Men Wellness For Women help men and women with various challenges, including issues with their current environment, career and finances, self care, healthy eating or self esteem. They do this through a wide range of creative and engaging activities.
Global Action on Men's Health works to address the unnecessary poor health outcomes that men experience globally, due to inequalities in their life expectancy as a result of economic instability.
Based in the North West of England, Baggy Trousers UK raises awareness of testicular cancer and provides emotional and financial support for sufferers.The charity was founded by Jack Broadley after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 21.
Men's Minds Matter is not-for-profit dedicated to preventing male suicide. They help men build psychological resilience and emotional strength, as well as helping them to recognise the signs and help their peers.
If you are interested in how you or your organisation could help provide financial support to these organisations, all of these groups are actively looking to secure longer term grants and relationships to help them continue their vital work. You can easily discover what they and other organisations specifically need money for by exploring Brevio’s dataset below:
Outside of health and research charities supporting men, in recent years - the concept of ‘Men’s sheds’ has become increasingly popular. They're community spaces for men to spend leisure time, build friendships, converse and create. The activities are often similar to those of garden sheds, but for groups of men to enjoy together. They help reduce loneliness and isolation. Below we round some up across the UK.
Men’s sheds and social groups