Healthcare Improvement Scotland have launched their new Improvement Fund, the grant-making function of their Improvement Hub (ihub).
The Improvement Fund has £200,000 to award for the rest of the 2016-17 financial year, and will make individual awards between £5,000 and £75,000. It is open to applications from Health and Social Care Partnerships, NHS Boards, integration authorities, the third sector, the independent care sector and housing organisations.
The purpose of the Fund is to give health and social care organisations the opportunity to apply for funding to design and test new solutions which will lead to measurable improvements, and share learning and practice.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland are looking for ideas which:
- have a clear alignment to the Health And Wellbeing Outcomes and connection to the associated Integration Indicators
- are new and do not duplicate or conflict with existing integration priorities and strategies
- are designed and delivered in partnership and address Scotland’s integration and reducing inequalities agendas
- actively consider value for money and the cost implications of change, particularly in terms of efficiencies and sustainability
- have a clear sense of how an improvement approach might accelerate change across a 12-15 month period and lead to useful learning and knowledge for others across Scotland
For further information on the fund, including how to apply, please visit the ihub online, where you can also find the “Introduction to the Improvement Fund” WebEx.
Alternatively, contact Esme Wilson by email: firstname.lastname@example.org