Building on the success of the Catalysts for Change projects in 2015 and 2016, QNIS is keen to fund another series of projects on reducing health inequalities.
Inequalities in health continue to be a major issue within Scotland; it is essential for community nurses to work with third sector partners and community groups to improve the health and well-being of the most vulnerable in society. The integration of health and social care offers an opportunity to work in different ways and nurses in the community are ideally placed to lead on building relationships at a local level. The purpose of this programme is to provide funding to nurses in the community to lead short, innovative development projects in collaboration with community partners, focused on addressing inequalities. The projects will be small scale, and may involve scoping a need or piloting a new way of working.
Applications may be submitted between 9am on Monday 3rd April and noon on Monday 5th June
Grants of £5,000 are available
Projects must be led by a nurse who works in the community and involve a range of others from the community itself with the skills needed to make a difference. Whilst we are looking for partnerships across agencies and sectors we are also looking to see that individuals, families and community groups are actively engaged in shaping the work; co-producing or at least co-designing the way forward. We would encourage teams to consider involving a team member from a university or practice development team to support the evaluation of the project. Guidance for applicants is available along with the application forms below. Projects will run for one year from July 2017-July 2018.
Successful project teams will be supported through the programme with workshops, developing a supportive network of inspiring action-orientated practitioners.
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