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 for 2021/22.
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 four rounds of its Catalysts for Change programme, supporting a range of projects across Scotland to improve people’s health and wellbeing.
QNIS welcomes eligible community nurses from across Scotland to apply. This includes the broad range of NMC-registered health visitors, community midwives and all the others listed here.
- In 2021/22, we will consider supporting work that:
- responds to the unique challenges and opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic;
- prevents, or mitigates the impact of, Psychological Trauma (Toxic Stress); or,
- otherwise leads to greater health equity for individuals, groups and/or communities.
- The closing date for applications is Thursday 26 November 2020 at noon. Pre-application discussions with QNIS staff are strongly encouraged.
The projects selected for funding will begin before April 2021. They are expected to have a 12-month implementation period. Support is offered by QNIS and the Community Fund.
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.
Address any further questions by email to:
- QNIS Deputy Director (Public Health) Jonathan Sher: firstname.lastname@example.org
- QNIS Deputy Director (Nursing) Sarah Doyle: email@example.com
Who can apply?
All Catalysts for Change (CfC) projects must be community nurse-led; co-produced with the intended beneficiaries; and, pursue significant ways of preventing, reducing or overcoming health inequalities within Scotland.
When is the deadline to apply?
The closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 26th November at noon.
When will the projects run?
The projects selected for funding will begin before April 2021. They are expected to be implemented by the end of 2022.
How many grants are available?
For the second time, this QNIS programme will be delivered in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund in Scotland; previously known as the Big Lottery. As a result of the additional funding from the Community Fund, there will be 12 projects supported in 2021/22 round of applications.