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  • NHS funding opportunity for local organisations

    Created: 10/09/2020

    The incredible fundraising efforts of centenarian ‘Captain Tom’ on behalf of the NHS captured the nation’s heart during the pandemic, with well over £130m raised for NHS Charities Together, earning Captain Sir Tom Moore a well-deserved knighthood. His achievements will directly benefit many Fifers as the Fife Health Board Endowment Fund is a member of NHS Charities Together and will receive around £165k for the Fife area as part of the Stage 2 programme.  The Trustees of the Endowment Fund want to make money available for grants of up to £10k for local organisations that worked in partnership during the pandemic and that help to avoid hospital stays and support people to leave hospital.

    A national deadline has been established and we are looking for outline proposals to be submitted by 30 September 2020.  The outline proposal should be no more than 1 side of A4 and cover the following points:

    •  Your name, organisation and contact details
    •  What is your project and how is it connected to Covid?
    •  Who will benefit from it, how will they benefit and why is the project needed?
    •  How the project links with strategic partners ie. NHS Fife, Fife H&SC Partnership, Fife Council, Police Scotland, FVA etc.
    •  How will it keep patients out of hospital or help them leave more quickly?
    •  What the costs are, including the time period it will run for, if relevant.

    Funding will only be given to organisations with their own bank accounts in the organisation’s name, robust governance and financial management arrangements and a track record in delivering services during the recent pandemic.  Preference will be given to organisations that can demonstrate partnership working.

    The Trustees are particularly keen to see projects come forward which help to tackle social isolation, mental health challenges and inequalities.

    Projects which are selected to proceed will be asked to complete a grant application.  We anticipate that funds will be distributed early in 2021.  Projects should last no longer than 18 months.  It will be a requirement of grant recipients to complete interim and final reports on project progress and impact.   

    Please return your proposal to us here at FVA (e-mail [email protected] and mark it ‘Fife Health Board Endowment Fund’).  We are working with the Endowment Fund to maximise the benefit and impact of this funding pot. 

    Please get in touch with us here at FVA if you have any queries about this funding opportunity.

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