North West Innovation Fund – apply now!

North West Innovation Fund – apply now!

Applications are now open to the £80,000 North West Greener NHS Innovation Fund, which will provide grant funding for one-off pilot projects that ascertain whether an innovation can achieve intended outcomes including carbon reduction.

The successful bids being awarded between £2,500 and £10,000 to develop their project. This can be used for several ways to develop the project, including PA time, pilot projects, consultancy costs, providing required capacity, developing research, innovation, training, communications materials, seed funding and more.

Suitable applications will propose discrete projects with the intent to deploy and evaluate research / new products / solutions / services / care pathways / ways of working which align with NHS Net Zero Carbon priorities. Specifically, they need to refer to the following areas:

  • Medicines
  • Sustainable models of care
  • Estates and facilities
  • Travel and transport
  • Supply chain
  • Workforce, networks and system leadership
  • Waste, resources and consumables
  • Food, catering and nutrition
  • Adaptation
  • Communications and engagement

Any organisation delivering health and care can apply, and partnership applications between organisations will be particularly welcome.

Download the application form here

Download the application  Guidance here

Take a look at the Delivering a Net Zero NHS pages on the NHS England and Improvement website to find out more about the national commitments

Applications should be submitted to with the subject heading Innovation Fund application. Applications close on 6 September.