Innovation and Improvement

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

Grant details

Average grant awarded:
£200,000 to £1,000,000

Read about the changes to our funding programme.

The Innovation and Improvement grants programme committed up to £1m to projects focused on improving care and the outcomes of care.

The purpose of the fund was to support clinicians and researchers to deliver projects that improve the quality, experience of, or access to care and treatment through the development and trialling of new initiatives, or scaling up of ideas that may have been tested on a small scale locally or elsewhere. Lead applicants had to come from either South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) or Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London (IoPPN, KCL). We also encouragee partnership working between SLaM and IoPPN and/or others, e.g. another NHS or academic institution or national charity.

The focus of the Maudsley Charity in all its work is to deliver benefit to NHS patients. We funded improvement initiatives and research projects that linked as directly as possible to this outcome. Research projects were likely to have a significant clinical component.