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Catalysts for Change – only one month left to apply for funding

Type: News Item Date Published: 27th August 2019

The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS), in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund, is welcoming applications.

The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS), in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund, is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the Catalysts for Change programme for 2019/20.  

Grants are available of up to £5,000 to help community nurses in Scotland and their local partners explore short-term initiatives that prevent, reduce or overcome health inequities. 

QNIS has previously run three rounds of its Catalysts for Change (this link will take you away from our website) programme, supporting a range of projects across Scotland to improve people’s health and wellbeing. 

The charity was recently awarded £160,000 in National Lottery funding to increase delivery of Catalysts over the next two years. 

During 2019-2020, there will be two strands of work available for funding – one that focuses on preventing or mitigating the impact of psychological trauma (toxic stress) and a second cohort with a wider remit of tackling other health-related inequities. 

QNIS welcomes eligible community nurses from across Scotland to apply. This includes the broad range of NMC-registered health visitors, community midwives and all the others listed on their website (this link will take you away from our website).

The deadline for submission is noon on Monday 23rd September 2019.

Catalysts for Change projects are all led by community nurses and are fundamentally about working in close collaboration with individuals, families and local organisations to find new ways to tackle the physical and mental health issues adversely affecting them.  

The new funding comes from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest community funder in the UK. 

Please read the Guidance for Applicants (this link will take you away from our website), prior to completing the Application Form (this link will take you away from our website).

Address any further questions to QNIS Deputy Director Jonathan Sher: jonathan.sher@qnis.org.uk or 0131 229 2333. 

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