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£2m Project Launch Fund for grass roots projects in LLR

Fire up your engines and buckle up your seatbelts as 2022 could be your year to make the change you’ve always wanted through our new £2m grant scheme for healthcare in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

How often do little things get in the way of you doing the very best for your patients, staff or your community? Are you fed up of hearing colleagues say ‘if only we had…’ or ‘if only we could…’ Do you see things that need changing but don’t know how to take action? Or have you been told there’s no money available for your idea that you know will make a big difference?

Our £2m Project Launch Fund aims to tackle this head on, turbo-charge your ideas, blast away any barriers and propel your dreams to Planet Success.

Whether it’s for an environmental improvement to a building/patient area, for equipment, training or ways of transforming the way you work, every small idea you have can make a big difference.

Some great examples of grass roots ideas include – New skylights that bring natural light into a windowless dementia ward to revolutionise day to day life for patients; an activity focused wheelchair group to improve wellbeing and quality of life through exercise; and an app and dedicated nurse to raise awareness of tissue donation at the end of life.

The fund is for bright ideas with a long-lasting, sustainable impact and is open and available to anyone working for the NHS and voluntary sector health organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The application process is super simple – no long forms or complicated entry requirements. Simply share your bright idea on our website and tell us about the positive difference it will make. Decisions will be made by Mission Control on a fortnightly basis so that you can get cracking with your fantastic idea right away.

We’re also offering you free specialist project and development support to help you on your way to success. How great is that!?

There’s no application deadline as the fund will close when all the money has been allocated, so don’t delay, launch your big idea off to us today.

Q&A

There’s no application deadline but the fund will close when all the money has been allocated, so don’t delay!

This funding is NHS money, which is being coordinated by the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board on behalf of the local healthcare system.

We have a team of expert project managers from the LLR system through the LLR Leadership Academy who are available to support you at every stage of your idea. They will guide you and help you develop any skills you need to manage your project well and make your change a reality.

Decisions will be made by Mission Control on a fortnightly basis so that you can get started on your fantastic idea right away.

Once your entry is approved, we are aiming for money to be made available to you in as little as two weeks.

Video: We love videos, so please do feel free to record your entry on your phone and upload it to the website here. Alternatively, you can email it to lcccg.llrmakethechange@nhs.net if the file size is not too large.

Pen and paper: Or you can write you answers down, take a photo on your phone and email it/text it to the address/number above, or post it to

NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG
Project Launch Fund Team
Room G30, Pen Lloyd Building, County Hall
Glenfield
Leicester
LE3 8TB

Yes! This fund is open to anyone working in the NHS, for a provider of NHS services or from healthcare organisations in the voluntary sector. We are hoping to be able to expand this to local authority organisations shortly too, and will let you know as soon as we do.

This fund is being coordinated by the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board. For more information, please email lcccg.llrmakethechange@nhs.net

There is no complicated criteria involved in this fund. We want to make it as easy as possible for anyone in any role in the NHS or voluntary sector to apply.

From small ideas that just need a few £100s to those that need a few £1000, you simply need to tell us about the difference it will make to staff, patients or communities now, and long into the future too – we love ideas that are sustainable as they mean that so many more people will be able to benefit your fantastic idea.

While saving money is always great, this fund is solely about making a positive difference to the working lives of staff and the experience of healthcare for our patients and communities.

Rocket launch your big idea here

We want you to be able to get cracking and put your idea into practise right away. Why waste time hey?!

Your answers to three simple questions will give us all we need to make a speedy decision, and if you’re successful, the money will be made available to you in as little as two weeks.

Just type away into the boxes below, or, if you’re more of a visual person, feel free to send us a short video.

Mission Control will review ideas on a fortnightly basis with decisions made quickly. There’s no application deadline but the fund will close when all the money has been allocated, so don’t delay – launch your submission off to us today!

For further information or questions, please contact Mission Control – NAME, ORG, EMAIL TBC, or refer to our FAQs.

Give us the juicy details, we really want to know all about it. Who will this help, what problem will it fix, where will it happen, why is it important?

Case studies

Some great examples of grass roots ideas include:

Respiratory training for pharmacists to better manage patients with long term conditions in the community

Kettering General Hospital

Installation of water coolers throughout wards – making it easier for patients and staff to simply get a drink of water when they need it.

Sport in Desford

An activity focused wheelchair group to improve wellbeing and quality of life through exercise.

North Blaby PCN

Piloting of remote spirometry, FeNO testing and blood pressure monitoring for patients in Rutland.

Kettering General Hospital and NHS Blood and Transplant

An app and dedicated nurse to raise awareness of tissue donation at the end of life

Victoria Park Medical Centre

Virtual Group Sessions for groups of patients vulnerable to isolation during COVID.

Highgate Medical Centre and its Patient Participation Group

A project to improve people’s health and wellbeing during the pandemic and boost their confidence and resilience to navigate the aftermath.

Santosh Day Care Centre

Home delivery of subsidised meals on wheels for vulnerable and shielding BAME communities in Leicester.

Kettering General Hospital

New skylights that bring natural light into a windowless dementia ward to revolutionise day to day life for patients.