£2million of funding available to revolutionise UK patient care 

Press Release: £2million of funding available to revolutionise UK patient care 

The Peter Sowerby Foundation today issued an Open Call to source a suitable project for up to £2m of funding as part of the Foundation’s Health Breakthrough funding strand. This will be the single biggest grant offered by the Foundation since its inception in 2011. 

The Foundation is seeking projects in one (or more) of the following categories: 

– Primary medical care and research into technologies that improve the delivery of primary care; 


– Research undertaken by GPs; 


– Innovation and technology to improve primary care, particularly in rural communities; 


– Terminal care and support for those suffering terminal illnesses and research into improving delivery of care. 


Projects must be highly innovative and early stage with the potential to make a transformative impact in improving primary care and/or ‘out of hospital’ provision for patients across the UK. 


The Call is open to organisations (or consortium bids) with a turnover of £2m plus. The Foundation welcomes applications for potentially high-risk projects run by professionals with compelling track records in the health sector, grounded in considerable external evidence. Equally, the Foundation is seeking projects which provide a substantial Social Return on Investment – projects which are high-impact, cost effective and scalable and which can leverage substantial future resources. 


David Aspinall - Chair of Trustees - highlighted this pivotal moment for the Foundation: 

‘At a time of continuing funding constraint within the NHS, notwithstanding increasing investment by the Government, we are delighted to offer a significant grant to organisations with the potential to revolutionise the care of patients across the UK. 
In issuing this grant, the Foundation aims to make a transformative impact for patients across the UK in partnership with an ambitious organisation. We welcome applications which share our aspirations to improve the delivery of primary care, the lifetime work of the Foundation’s founder, Dr Peter Sowerby.’ 


The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 31st March 2019.

 

“Cause4 is an excellent organisation, well connected and clear in its ability to shape and advise. They offer challenge, and will steer stakeholders with diplomacy while holding a clear line on what will move the organisation towards its goals.”

Simon Larter-Evans, Headmaster, St Paul’s Cathedral School

Stimulating new Creative Businesses - Guildhall Creative Entrepreneurs

Supporting aspiring entrepreneurs in the performing arts and creative industries.

Michelle comments for Arts Professional

19 March 2019

As low- or no-pay practices continue to dominate the arts and cultural sector, some enlightened employers are starting to reap the benefits of offering a fairer deal to all staff. Michelle Wright, a Trustee at Discover, has turned consultancy Cause4, where she is Chief Executive, into a Living Wage employer over the past few years: “To do that meant we had to take the decision to employ less people: we have a ‘small is beautiful’ approach,” she says.

Topics: 
Business planning

Trustee Leadership Programme Alumni Newsletter March 2019

19 March 2019

Click here to read the latest Trustee Leadership Programme Newsletter with all of the latest in Trustee news, course details and vacancies opening up across the UK!

Topics: 
Governance and Trustees