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An invitation to apply for over £1m of funding

31 August 2021

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust’s (ACT) latest funding call is now open.  Applications are invited for projects for patient and/or staff benefit and research projects.

Thanks to gifts left in wills and grateful patients and their families, ACT currently has the following funds available to apply for:

  • Any area – (ACT has allocated £290,000 to this year’s grant allocation which any department can apply for)
  • Rheumatology – £414,000 for research, £20,000 for non-research projects (for patient or staff benefit)
  • Transplant – £118,000 for any transplant-related project (research or non-research).  £292,000 for dialysis or kidney-related projects (research or non-research).
  • Leukaemia-related projects (research or non-research) – £72,000
  • Brain tumour-related projects (research or non-research) – £59,000

If you have a project to improve patient experience or carry out research in these areas, you are invited to apply for a grant from these funds.

How to apply
Any CUH staff member can apply.  Further information is set out below.

Project type: Research projects
Relevant grant committee and link to application form: Research Advisory Committee
Value limit: no upper limit
Next deadline for applications: 21 September 2021
What is supported?: Research projects, with particular interest in providing ‘pump priming’ for pilot projects as well as applications from junior doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.
What isn’t supported?: Projects that are not research.
Approvals required (we recommend that these approvals are in place before applying): Ethics approval (where relevant)

Project type: Projects for patient and/or staff benefit
Relevant grant committee and link to application form: Professional Advisory Committee; Application form up to £2k; Application form over £2k
Value limit: Typically up to £35,000. For projects greater than this, please contact ACT first.
Next deadline for applications:21 September 2021
What is supported?:Projects that are not a core part of NHS service delivery. This could include projects and enhancements to improve patient care or initiatives to assist with staff wellbeing.
What isn’t supported?: Core NHS service delivery..
Approvals required (we recommend that these approvals are in place before applying): Projects must have relevant CUH approvals in the same way that NHS-funded expenditure does. Depending on the project, this may mean divisional-level approval, clinical engineering approval, infection control approval, fire team approval, etc. Please contact ACT for guidance if you are not sure what you need to do.

Project type: Innovative projects for patient benefit.
Relevant grant committee and link to application form:
Innovation for Patient Benefit Panel
Value limit:
Typically up to £25,000. For projects greater than this, please contact ACT first.
Next deadline for applications: 10 November 2021
What is supported?: Projects that introduce an innovative approach to a particular problem in pursuit of patient benefit. There is sometimes overlap with
What isn’t supported?: Core NHS service delivery.  Projects that are not innovative.
Approvals required (we recommend that these approvals are in place before applying): Projects must have relevant CUH approvals in the same way that NHS-funded expenditure does.  Depending on the project, this may mean divisional-level approval, clinical engineering approval, infection control approval, fire team approval, etc.  Please contact ACT for guidance if you are not sure what you need to do.

Funding queries
Further information about ACT funding can be found on ACT’s website. If you have any questions about ACT grants, what sort of projects are suitable for ACT funding or anything else, please get in touch with the Charitable Expenditure Team by email fundsandgrants@act4addenbrookes.org.uk .

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