Aims/priorities: The new Innovation and Improvement in Health and Care Fund has been launched to support the development of new models of health and care and the integration of health and care services. Funding is available to registered or exempt charities and to NHS organisations for projects that support innovation and improvement in health and care in any area of physical or mental health or disability.
Projects may address any area of physical or mental health or disability, but the Trust will prioritise projects which support:
- The development of new models of health and care (to improve outcomes for people living with serious long-term or life-limiting conditions, enhance access to services or improve their resilience).
- The integration of health and care services.
- Areas of unmet need.
- Funding can be used for:
- Facilities or equipment where they are necessary to support the innovation or improvement.
- Start-up costs (including staff and consumables costs).
Who can apply? The programme is open to registered or exempt charities in the UK and to NHS organisations. Applications will also be accepted from UK universities which work in partnership with charities or the NHS to support innovation and improvements in health and care.
The lead applicant should be an established centre of excellence or have the potential to become a leader in its field.
Applications will need to demonstrate:
- The organisation’s track record in developing new models of health and care and/or providing high quality care for its beneficiaries.
- How the application relates to the organisation’s wider strategy.
- The organisation’s commitment and ability both to sustain and disseminate the work funded by the Trust.
- How to project will directly benefit the charity's beneficiaries.
- How the outcomes will be scalable/replicable by other organisations.
Grant amount: Between £100,000 to £500,000.
Application process: All proposals must be submitted using the online application form, which is available on the Trust’s website. Applications are limited to one per organisation/institution, per year. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application. Application guidelines are available on the website.
Deadline: There is a two-stage application process. Preliminary proposals should be submitted to the Trust by the deadline of 8 April 2022.
Contact information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: julesthorntrust.org.uk