Community and Connection

The Community and Connection grants programme has been discontinued. It will be replaced by a larger, targeted allocation of funding. Funding commitments to existing Community and Connection grantees will not be affected. Explore some of the projects we have funded under this programme.

The Community and Connection grants scheme has been discontinued.

Grant details

Average grant awarded:
£20 - 30k

Read about the changes to our funding programme.

The purpose of the Community and Connection grants was that they should make a positive and direct contribution to the lives of those people in South London, particularly in Lewisham, Croydon, Lambeth and Southwark, who are experiencing, or who have experienced, serious mental illness.  

This fund had a particular focus on funding projects working with and for the benefit of people who are, or have been, severely unwell and who are likely to have experienced additional social or economic disadvantage. We were particularly interested in hearing from projects that could demonstrate a meaningful commitment to diversity and inclusion, and which reached and empowered people to play an active role in their own wellbeing and recovery. We were looking for projects that went over and above what might be provided through NHS funding.

Examples of previous successful applications to the Community and Connection grants programme may be found below and on our website here.