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Funding to Tackle the UK's Most Pressing Health Issues (UK)

The Peter Sowerby Foundation has launched an open call for proposals to support up to 5 charities to receive initial funding of up to £500,000 for the launch or scale up of existing initiatives to tackle the UK’s most pressing health issues.  In particular through innovation in process, patient care or structural and systemic changes in primary healthcare.

Trustees are focused on supporting projects/programmes which can deliver real impact in this area, with priority given to projects which can provide the greatest benefit to the greatest number of people. This strand of funding is focused on projects which can deliver national scale, reach, and impact in primary care or out of hospital provision.

The Open Call does not have a focus on specific conditions or diseases, although applicants must ensure there is a significant need for interventions in the identified area, which is backed up by a concrete evidence base.

This funding opportunity is open to:

  • Organisations with national reach and potential to scale programmes across the UK.
  • A minimum turnover of £5million.
  • The Foundation will not provide a grant of more than 10% of an organisation’s turnover.
  • Organisations which are registered charitable entity (registered charity, CIO, CIC
  • Trustees will not accept applications from current grantees, though you may be part of a partnership or joint approach.

Projects must start within three months of a successful application, with initial impact seen within a six month time scale.

The deadline for submission of Expression of Interest forms is 5pm on the 14th December 2023.


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26th October 2023