Voluntary, community or social enterprise groups that can showcase good practice around patient and citizen involvement in healthcare can apply for grants of up to £2,500. To be eligible applicants will need to provide details of the successful involvement project they have completed, along with details of how they plan to use the grant to share and showcase their work in a creative way.
The funding is being made available through NHS England and NHS Improvement Community Grant Scheme 2019. The closing date for applications is the 23rd September 2019.
Previous grants awarded included:
Skills for People supported a group of people in the North East and Cumbria with learning disabilities to work with a clinical expert from their local NHS Trust to create Mindfulness for Life, the first programme of its kind, teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to people with a learning disability and/or autism.
Tameside Armed Services Community (TASC) a constituted community group that serves the 7500 veteran and ex-service community in Tameside. TASC have recently worked with Tameside Council and Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to encourage veterans to register their service with their primary care provider; and to make GPs and Practice Managers aware of the Armed Forces Covenant.