Knus has received a funding boost to aid individuals seeking mental health support.

London, UK- knus, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing mental health peer support, has received a grant of £4,620.72 from the Hatch Fund, supported by UBS, Hatch Enterprise, and Groundwork.

The Hatch Fund, launched in 2023 by Hatch Enterprise, aims to invest in underrepresented founders across the UK and level the playing field. Groundwork, a charity focused on building stronger communities, administered the grant which was funded by UBS. The fund provided over £160,000 to 30 founders.

Sarah Payne, Head of UBS UK Social Impact and Philanthropy, expressed the company’s pride in partnering with Hatch Enterprise to support impactful founders from underrepresented backgrounds. “Weʼre delighted to have supported this group of ambitious UK founders with investments into their impact ventures through the Hatch Fund,” she said. “We look forward to seeing how our support will boost the positive impact they are having and wish them every success as they continue to grow and scale.”

Mellissa Morgan, Co-Head of Programmes at Hatch Enterprise, stated that their mission is to build a better world through entrepreneurship by supporting underrepresented founders across the UK. “Weʼre really pleased that our partnership with UBS and Groundwork has allowed us to offer grant funding to these amazing businesses, giving them the opportunity to grow the reach and impact they are able to have in their sectors and communities,” she said.

Graham Duxbury, Chief Executive of Groundwork UK, also expressed his excitement about the partnership. “Weʼre pleased to be able to work alongside Hatch Enterprise to help grow the social and circular economy, helping people strengthen their communities and protect the environment,” he said.

knus, a 100% volunteer-driven non-profit, provides free mental health peer support to individuals over 18 living in the UK. They aim to make mental health support accessible and free, as the NHS currently estimates a wait time of up to 12 weeks for mental health triage and access to peer support can take even longer. knus offers support through various technologies such as WhatsApp, Messenger, Telegram, SMS, telephone, video, and will soon have an all-in-one app. Their chat service is accompanied by accredited courses in Overcoming Anxiety, meditations, sleep stories, and workshops.

Hatch Enterprise, a national charity, supports underrepresented entrepreneurs from across the UK to imagine, launch, and grow businesses that are sustainable, successful, and have a positive impact on their communities. They have supported over 7,800 UK entrepreneurs since 2014 through their unique programs and financial support.

Groundwork, another partner in the Hatch Fund, is a charity that works to transform lives in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities. They aim to create a future where every neighborhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny, and no one is held back by their background or circumstances.

knus can be reached at and their website is They can also be found on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. More information about UBS, Hatch Enterprise, and Groundwork can be found on their respective websites and social media pages.

Derick is an experienced reporter having held multiple senior roles for large publishers across Europe. Specialist subjects include small business and financial emerging markets.

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