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Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Project Fund

Turbo-charge your grass-roots ideas in 2022

Fire up your engines and buckle up your seatbelts as 2022 could be your year to make the change you’ve always wanted thanks to a 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?

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs new £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.

Nicci Briggs, Director of Finance for the LLR ICB, said: “We want to get 2022 off to a great start for our patients and colleagues by launching an exciting new £2m fund to help people make their bright ideas for change a reality.

“Only you know what will really make the most difference to your patients or team. Often the little things can make the biggest difference so we want to hear from anyone, in any role, as every idea counts.”

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 very simple - no long forms or complicated entry requirements. Simply share your bright idea on their website and tell us about the positive difference it will make.

Decisions will be made on a fortnightly basis so that fantastic ideas can be put into action right away, with access to specialist project and development support to help you on your way to success.

The scheme will remain open until he funding is fully committed - so don’t delay and launch your big idea off to us today before the money runs out. To get started visit the LLR Academy website.

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