Funding news - 09/10/2017

NHS England’s Celebrating Participation in Healthcare Community Grants Open

NHS England is providing the Celebrating Participation in Healthcare Community Grants programme again for a third year and is inviting community groups, voluntary sector or patient organisations and not-for-profit organisations to apply.

The Celebrating Participation in Healthcare Community Grants programme is looking to fund voluntary organisations that have developed innovative and creative ways to get patients and the public involved in shaping healthcare services.

This year, the NHS has increased the level of grants from £1,000 to £2,000. The grants are intended to enable groups to showcase the excellent work they are doing and encourage other organisations to learn from their projects.

The funding can help grant recipients develop a range of promotional resources to highlight the work they have done, such as short films and books. The groups will share their experiences of working with a variety of people, including young people and homeless people, to improve health services for the groups who use them.

The new resources that are developed will be shared through NHS England’s website and local and national networks. They will help health and voluntary sector organisations from across England to learn from this successful engagement work and put their own projects in place.

The deadline for applications is 31 October 2017 (midnight).

Full details can be found on the NHS England website.

Source: NHS England, 09/10/2017