Innovation and Improvement

Innovation and Improvement grants provide funding to develop and learn from new and improved approaches to care and treatment, with the potential to impact care across South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and beyond.

Applications for the Innovation and Improvement grant are now closed.

Grant details

Average grant awarded:
£200,000 to £1,000,000
Number of grants awarded:
Opening Date:
May 2020
Closing Date:
July 2020

About the programme:

The purpose of the fund is 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.

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

The Innovation and Improvement grants programme will commit up to £1m to projects focused on improving care and the outcomes of care. There is no minimum or maximum amount which may be applied for. To provide some indication of scale, the Charity would expect to fund 3-6 projects in each call.

Please note that this funding should not be used to continue services where other sources of funding have come to an end.


The next call for applications will open in May 2020.

Lead applicants should come from either South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) or Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London (IoPPN, KCL).

We will encourage partnership working between SLaM and IoPPN and/or others, e.g. another NHS or academic institution or national charity.