Community and Connection grants provide funding for projects that make a positive contribution to the lives of people who have experienced or who currently experience mental illness, and primarily benefit boroughs served by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

The value of grants awarded is between £20 – 30k. The duration of the proposed project should be from 12 to 24 months.

What they are looking for:

1. Impact

  • Potential to make a positive impact on the lives of people who experience mental illness 
  • We particularly welcome projects that build on evidence to shape their work 


  • Because we want to help you make a tangible difference through our funding. 

2. Collaboration

  • Designed and delivered in collaboration with those the project affects 
  • We particularly welcome projects that also represent collaboration across organisations such as community groups, NHS services and researchers. 


  • Because we recognise the value of diverse experiences in shaping projects appropriately, and in bridging siloes

3. Learning

  • Commitment to open learning, gathering evidence of what works and what doesn’t. 
  • We particularly welcome projects that demonstrate ways they will actively go about sharing their learning with wider audiences 


  • Because we want our funding to generate new insights that will help everyone involved to make progress in supporting people more effectively 
How to apply

Applications are open 6 April - 12 May.

  1. Check your eligibility 
  2. Read the FAQ document and/or attend an Online Q+A for applicants on Wednesday 28th April
  3. Register your interest via the form on their website

Find out more and apply now.

Deadline: 12 May, 4pm

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