Our Charitable Objectives
The objects of the charity are, for the public benefit, in the following order of priority.
1. to relieve sickness and promote and protect mental health by providing grants to beneficiaries who cannot afford the fees to be able to access care at either The Retreat York or other psychiatric hospitals in the UK;
2. to relieve sickness and promote and protect health, both mental and physical, of the beneficiaries by assisting in the provision of hospital treatments or home nursing for mental or physical illness, including from accidents;
3.to promote and protect mental health by funding projects and initiatives which have a direct and demonstrable impact on beneficiaries; and
4. to promote and protect mental health by funding projects and initiatives that are led by Quakers and involve activities which are congruent with Quaker values and/or testimonies.
The Retreat York Benevolent Fund is
a formally recognised Quaker body