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.