Community and Connection

Community and Connection grants provide funding for initiatives intended to support those who have been most unwell and/or are most disadvantaged, specifically though points of transition and to facilitate connection and reengagement.

Applications for the Community and Connection grant are now closed.

Grant details

Average grant awarded:
Up to £25,000
Number of grants awarded:
10 - 15
Opening Date:
February 2020
Closing Date:
April 2020

Community and Connection grants aim to support those who have been most unwell and/or are facing significant disadvantages.

About the programme:

Projects applying for the Community and Connection grants programme must focus on the following:

  • supporting people through transitions into, out of or between services
  • promoting positive engagement (or re-engagement) with statutory and non-statutory services or with informal networks in order to support people to maintain or improve their mental and/or physical health
  • the project should usually last up to 3 years


The next call for applications will open in early 2020.

Applications are open to South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London and community organisations working in Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.