The South West Academic Health Science Network is offering sites across the South West the opportunity to apply for small grants to support the implementation of innovation to improve health and social care for the population of the South West.
Up to £5,000 in Enabler and £10,000 in Seed funds are available for projects that focus on relevant health and care settings and aim to facilitate faster adoption or remove a barrier that may hinder progression. We welcome proposals from adopters of innovation, including technologies, services and interventions which aim to develop new insights, processes or feasibility testing. A clear justification will be required on why funds for these activities cannot be sourced through other routes. Priority will be given to proposals with the potential to benefit the health and care of people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon and Somerset. We also welcome applications from innovators based outside the South West who are working with adopters in the region. Applicants from across the health and care system are encouraged to apply with an innovation which addresses at least one of the priorities of our three Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships; Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Both the Enabler and Seed funds require a lead applicant from a health or care organisation who is available to attend the Pitching Day on 9 October. More details are available through our online Information Briefings on: • 9am on 3 September • 11:30am on 5 September • 2:30pm on 6 September The next round of funding is open now, and closes on 20 September. Apply at pathfinder.awardsplatform.com