Are you a UK children's nurse with a sparky idea?
We think that specialist nurses, at the frontline of care, are brilliantly placed to spot new ideas for improvement.
We also believe that the emotional and psychological needs of children and young people with serious conditions are always complex and usually difficult to address, requiring innovation.
That's why we've launched this new three-year programme, in partnership with the Burdett Trust for Nursing, to find new ways to strengthen the emotional and psychological health of these children and young people.
How the programme will work
Length - The programme will run for 3 years (from April 2014 to March 2017) with the projects that we fund running for 18 months.
Scale - We expect to fund 12 projects and to provide up to £15,000 per project.
Activity Timeline -
Support - We will offer tailored advice to the nurses on various aspects of their projects, from handling ethics committees to running focus groups.
Eligibility - We will only fund projects that:
What type of projects - The projects we are most likely to fund are those that can make a compelling case why the proposed project is (a) a great idea for improving the happiness of children and young people with long-term conditions, and (b) innovative.
You can download the full applications guidelines from the panel on the right hand side of this page.
If you feel your project might fit our criteria, please step into our Marvellous Nurse Inventing Room and complete our initial online application form.
Please note the deadline for initial online applications is 9am on Monday 11th August.