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What we fund - ADHD Babes

Creating a community by and for Black women with ADHD.

Funding snapshot

Programme area: Disability justice

Amount: £15,000

Length of grant: 2023-2024

Adhd Babes

ADHD Babes is run by us and for us, with all members of our team being from our community.

Vivienne Isebor, Managing Director, ADHD Babes

The challenge

There are an estimated 1.9 million adults in the UK living with ADHD – but just 120,000 are formally diagnosed. ADHD services are overwhelmed, and most boroughs have an average wait time of 18-24 months. Black women are especially under-diagnosed, and late diagnosis can increase the risk of other mental health issues.

The project

ADHD Babes is run by and for Black women and non-binary people with ADHD. It is made up of 180 members, and empowers members to embrace their neurodivergence as a community, build peer support networks and share lived experience. Our funding is to help the organisation to develop the infrastructure to be more effective and more sustainable. This includes:

  • Creating a sustainable business model that is community led, including putting robust and service specific policies and procedures in place and supporting team members and volunteers.
  • Building the capacity to carry out equality and anti-stigma campaigning, including a fully formed team focused on this with clear objectives.
  • Developing an outreach programme to create a community-produced service delivery project, based on feedback and evidence-based research.


  • 180

  • 1,000

    people with ADHD reached