Health Foundation Announces New £2.1 Million Common Ambition Programme

The Health Foundation has announced a new £2.1 million opportunity to support up to five teams across the UK to work towards a shared aim: to build sustainable change across health care through collaboration between those who use services and those who deliver them.

The Common Ambition Programme will launch in February 2020 inviting partnerships between providers of NHS services and voluntary or community sector organisations, such as charities or social enterprises. The programme demonstrates a major commitment to supporting people, families, health care professionals and researchers to work together to improve health care services.

It is expected that partnerships will be able to capture learning, measure impact and create links with local systems. Working with organisations such as universities, clinical commissioning groups, academic health science networks and local authorities could, therefore, strengthen the partnerships. Successful partnerships will receive funding of between £300,000 and £500,000 for two to three years.

Detailed information about the Common Ambition programme and full application guidelines will be published on the Health Foundation website in February 2020.

Two events are being held to offer advice on how to apply for the Common Ambition programme and to support potential applicants to connect with partner organisations. The events will be held in Leeds on 27 February 2020 and in London on 10 March 2020. The events are important opportunities to find out whether an idea fits with the aims of the programme and to improve the quality of an application. Attendance at one of the events is recommended although for those unable to attend, a webinar will be held on 12 March 2020.

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