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.