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Community grants available to highlight patient and public participation in the voluntary and community sector​

NHS England's 'celebrating participation in healthcare' community grants scheme is open for applications. Grants of up to £1000 are available to voluntary and community organisations that want to showcase how they have been involving patients, service-users and the public in improving health services.

To apply you must be a voluntary or community organisation and be able to share your project successes in a creative way – it could be by producing a film, animation or comic – it's up to you!​

Eligible organisations include:

  • registered charities
  • constituted community organisations with a terms of reference, clear governance arrangements and annually audited accounts
  • not-for-profit companies Limited by Guarantee (Registered at Companies House, www.companieshouse.gov.uk),
  • Community Interest Companies (CH or CIC Regulator), a 'Co-operative' or 'Industrial and Provident Society (IPS).

​You can find further details and apply online. The deadline for applications is midnight on 21 September 2016.