NHS England’s ‘celebrating participation in healthcare’ community grants scheme has opened for its second year. Grants of up to £1000 are available to voluntary organisations who want to showcase how they have been working with patients and the public to involve them in health services.
The community grants will be awarded to organisations who want to tell the story of their patient and citizen participation work in a creative and appealing way. This could be through film, photo or audio books, leaflets and posters, graphics or comics – it’s up to the organisation to choose what works best for their project! The final product must be something that highlights best practice and can be shared with others to encourage them to involve patients and the public.
Applicants will need to tell us about the successful project they would like to highlight and how they will use the grant to showcase this work. You can apply for the grants online and the deadline for submission is 21 September 2016.
NHS England knows that patient groups, voluntary sector organisations and community groups all over England are involved in shaping and improving our health services. By sharing examples of good practice we can highlight the innovative ways that people are getting involved in their health and care.
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