The Maudsley Charity are currently inviting applications to two grants: Community and Connection Grants and an Epilepsy Research Grant.
Community and Connection Grants
The Maudsley Charity is pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest in this new scheme.
The purpose of these grants is that they should make a positive contribution to the lives of those people who experience mental illness. The scheme will have a particular focus on funding projects working with and for people who are, or have been severely unwell and/or experience additional disadvantage.
Specifically, proposals must relate to one of 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
Projects must primarily benefit people within the boroughs served by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).
Applications will be open to SLaM and Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations working in the local area. We encourage projects that include an element of cooperative or partnership working between VCS and NHS services.
The maximum amount available for each project will not exceed £25,000.
The duration of projects will normally be under two years.
Please email the Head of Grants, firstname.lastname@example.org, with a brief paragraph outlining your project idea, details of the group you will be working with and supporting, and the outcomes the project is intended to achieve as soon as possible, but no later than 18 April. We will then explore your idea with you, and if your proposal meets our criteria, in the week beginning 22 April we will invite you to submit a full application, to be received by 28 May.
All applications will be made online. If you are invited to apply we will provide an opportunity for you to be guided through our grants management system by a member of our team.
Before you contact us with your project outline, please ensure that you can satisfy the following conditions:
- You work for SLaM or a VCS organisation currently active in south London
- Your proposal will benefit people who face serious mental health difficulties and/or multiple disadvantage
- The proposed activity will take place in one or more of the boroughs covered by SLaM services
- The proposed project addresses issues relating to transition to, from or between statutory services, and/or engagement with services or informal networks of support
- Your request is for less than £25,000.
- The project duration is not more than two years.
- The project will actively involve people with lived experience in its design and/or its delivery
- If you are from a VCS organisation, there is an element of partnership or collaborative working with SLaM or that you have the endorsement of SLaM clinical teams for your work.
Epilepsy Research Grant
The Maudsley Charity is pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest for this new Epilepsy Research Fund.
This grant, made possible by a generous legacy donation, in intended to support research in the field of Epilepsy.
The Charity is keen to allocate the fund as single bid. We welcome applications from teams and collaborations working in neurology and/or neuropsychiatry.
Criteria and requirements:
- Projects must demonstrate that they will, through research, advance understanding and evidence related to Epilepsy.
- Applications will be open to researchers with a primary base in any of the following: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at KCL, King’s College Hospital (KCH) or some combination of these institutions.
- We are keen to support collaborations across neuroscience and mental health but will also be open to bids which do not reflect such collaboration.
- The maximum amount available for the project will not exceed £210,000.
- We will look favourably on studies which complement existing funding and infrastructures such as BRC (Biomedical Research Centre) and CLAHRC.
- If proposed research extends or overlaps with an existing study, applicants must demonstrate that the funding will substantially extend the potential impact of the research or extend the research into new and distinct areas.
- Animal studies will not be considered.
- Bids may include capital costs eg for relevant equipment or software. Submitted budgets must include required overhead costs.
- The project may run for no more than four years.
1. Please email email@example.com with an indication that you would like to make an application by 2nd June 2019.
2. We will then invite you to submit a full application, to be received by 12th of July 2019. We will provide an opportunity for you to be guided through our grants management system by a member of our team.
3. A panel which will include Maudsley Charity trustees and independent expert reviewers will assess applications and identify a shortlist to be considered at a panel meeting during October 2019 (applicants will be required to attend).
4. The panel will make a recommendation to the board of the Maudsley Charity for agreement on 26th November 2019. The successful applicant may be required to attend this meeting.
5. Final decision will be shared in December 2019.
6. The Charity will then agree a payment and reporting schedule with the successful team. The first tranche of funding can be released from January 2020.
In our 2018/19 grants round we were proud to fund the following projects