The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS), in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund, is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the Catalysts for Change programme.
Grants are available of up to £5,000 to help community nurses in Scotland and their local partners explore short-term initiatives that prevent, reduce or overcome health inequities.
QNIS has previously run three rounds of its Catalysts for Change programme, supporting a range of projects across Scotland to improve people’s health and wellbeing.
The charity was recently awarded £160,000 in National Lottery funding to increase delivery of Catalysts over the next two years.
During 2019-2020, there will be two strands of work available for funding – one that focuses on preventing or mitigating the impact of psychological trauma (toxic stress) and a second cohort with a wider remit of tackling other health-related inequities.
QNIS welcomes eligible community nurses from across Scotland to apply from today (Friday 19 July 2019).
Catalysts for Change projects are all led by community nurses and are fundamentally about working in close collaboration with individuals, families and local organisations to find new ways to tackle the physical and mental health issues adversely affecting them.
The new funding comes from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest community funder in the UK.
All applicants are encouraged to thoroughly read the guidance notes before applying.
Please address any further questions to QNIS Deputy Director Jonathan Sher: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 229 2333.
Who can apply?
The projects must be led by a community nurse based in Scotland working jointly with local people and at least one partner organisation.
When is the deadline to apply?
The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 23 September 2019.
When will the projects run?
The projects selected for funding will begin by November 2019. They are expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
How many grants are available?
A total of 24 community-based, nurse-led projects will be selected over the course of two years. In 2019-20, six projects with an emphasis on addressing psychological trauma will be selected, as will a further six projects with the wider remit of tackling other health-related inequities. Another dozen Catalysts for Change initiatives will be selected for 2020-21. Applications for the second round will open in summer 2020.