This year’s Small Grants programme from Team London will support volunteering projects that help people who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation. Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 will be awarded to smaller organisations (annual turnover under £500,000) to meet local needs.
The Mayor is seeking to support the growth of social prescribing through his London Health Inequalities Strategy. His ambition is to help more Londoners in vulnerable or deprived communities improve their health and well-being through social prescribing.
Grants will fund projects that:
•Help people who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation, for whatever reason, who have been referred to a local voluntary sector organisation through social prescribing
•Support small organisations that are established and experienced in delivering support to their local community to help address loneliness and social isolation issues
•Support small organisations that are yet to connect to their local social prescribing networks or are already connected to social prescribing and will use the grant to add value to the work they are already doing
•Help to develop the organisation’s capacity to engage sustainably with the social prescribing model and develop new ways of working
•Recruit and support volunteers to deliver the project
Find full guidance and apply by visiting the Mayor of London website.