Do you have the germ of a brilliant idea? How would you develop Personalised Care given a chance?

Apply for up to £4,000 for innovative ideas to support Personalised Care. The strongest idea after development will receive £20,000.

The fund is offering 12 applicants initial funding (£4,000 per idea) and expertise to help you develop your idea – no matter how small or new! If the idea is a brilliant one, we have an additional £20,000 to give to one lucky applicant to help see it through to reality!

Your idea could really make a difference to people now and form a blueprint for others to follow.

Grants will be made to eligible organisations solely providing projects to beneficiaries who are residents of Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough).

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Who can apply?
Non-profit organisations or individuals partnering with non-profit organisations
Maximum grant
Up to £4,000 in stage 1 and £20,000 in stage 2
Eligible area
Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough)
1 May

Fund details

Following the success of the Health Inequalities Challenge Prize 2022, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System have developed a brand new fund focused on the delivery of Personalised Care approaches. This means community-led projects increasing the opportunities for people to have choice and control over the way their health and care is planned and delivered. For example, this includes supporting people to self-manage their conditions, holding ‘what matters to me’ conversations and co-developing personalised care support plans, as well as referrals into social prescribing, health coaching teams or financial support services.

Health and social inequalities remain an enormous challenge which requires innovative solutions. Voluntary organisations are well placed to identify groups of people in their communities who require support, and work with them to develop the types of activities and services they need.

Who can apply?

We are seeking the very best ideas from individuals as well as groups and organisations. If you are an individual with a great idea then we ask that you approach and work with an existing organisation that will help you to deliver your idea if you are successful. That organisation should be operating not-for-profit, be legally registered if their income is above £5,000 and they should complete the application form naming the individual whose idea it is.

This award is open to applications from public sector bodies and NHS organisations of any kind. Educational establishments are also encouraged to use this prize within their curriculum.

Who should your project support?

Applications are open to individuals, voluntary, charity or Social Enterprise organisations serving any population, including but not limited to:

What are some project examples?

Your project must make a difference to local communities by reducing systematic, unfair and avoidable differences in health for those living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and must include a Personalised Care approach. Some examples of projects could include health behaviours, physiological impacts or social factors:

What are the judging criteria?

Projects are welcomed that will be judged against the following criteria to be selected as finalists:

What can the money be used (and not used) for?

These lists are not exhaustive but give an outline of acceptable spending. If you have doubts about your planned costs, please contact us.

The grants can pay for:

The grants cannot pay for:

What happens if you are successful?

The 12 successful applicants will receive an offer letter which must be signed and returned before the £4,000 awards are released.

Each recipient of an award will be allocated a Project Support Officer from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System.

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will provide half a day of public engagement support to each recipient to ensure access to relevant communities.

The Project Support Officer will offer advice and guidance on the direction of the project to ensure the recipients have the best possible chance of success. They will support each recipient to create project or development plans, budget sheets and social media content at key points throughout the 3 months mid-July to mid-October 2023.

The Project Support Officers will also help applicants to identify opportunities and links to existing workstreams to improve health and wellbeing.

This range of plans and key objectives will form part of a final submission and presentation to a panel of expert judges in October 2023. This will be followed by an Award Ceremony hosted by Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care System, either face to face or virtually, where the award of £20,000 will be announced.

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