Young people’s Autistic Spectrum Condition innovation grant

Applications for this grant have now closed.

This innovation grant is designed to fund new or emerging community level programmes to support secondary school age young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).

We are joint-funding this grant with NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group.

This grant programme will fund imaginative and creative projects which aim to bridge the gap in services for young people with ASC.

Successful projects will help young people with ASC to feel connected to others in their community, and to develop their personal and social skills.

The focus of this grant programme is to support secondary school age young people through the development of a range of peer support opportunities.

The fund supports the strategic outcome, 'Children and young people in Kent get the best start in life', from our Strategic Delivery Plan (PDF, 640.1 KB).

Between £500 and £10,000 of funding is available, per district. Match funding isn't required.

A total fund of £120,000 is available.

You can bid to deliver:

  • a single district
  • multiple districts
  • county wide.

All grants will operate on a 12 month basis for the financial period 1 April 2021 to 30 March 2022.

Grant funded projects and services must be able to provide evidence of impact against the district's key priorities (PDF, 186.6 KB).

For more information read our grant prospectus (PDF, 315.4 KB).

The deadline for applications was 15 March 2021.

We will notify successful applicants by the end of March, and they'll be expected to start the project by April.

We won't be able to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants due to the expected high volume of applications.


Grants will be paid via our ‘iprocurement’ finance system at the start of your project.

iprocurement will raise a purchase order number for your payment, which will then be emailed to you with instructions on how to raise an invoice. Payment will only be made once the invoice is submitted.