To be eligible to apply for the Department of Health funding, organisations must be not-for-profit, based in England and have been established for more than a year.
Organisations of any size can apply, but projects must demonstrate the ability to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of people nationally.
Organisations are invited to submit proposals that:
- test and develop innovative approaches to health and care
- actively share and disseminate excellent practice
- improve collaboration and partnerships within the voluntary sector to provide better outcomes, greater efficiencies and sustainability.
Funding can be for one to three years, and there is no set maximum amount which can be applied for (so long as it is less than 25% of the organisations annual income.)
This year there are six themes for applications:
- improving health and care outcomes
- life course, prevention and loneliness
- public, patient and citizen voice, family advocacy
- technology and information.
Organisations who wish to apply must register and complete the eligibility form by noon on 13 March 2015, with online applications completed by noon on 27 March 2015.