Funding for a great improvement idea

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Q members are being offered the chance to apply for funding for up to £30,000 for their improvement idea.

Q Exchange is now open and this year they are seeking project ideas on the theme of embedding positive changes emerging through new collaborations or partnerships during COVID-19.

Q Exchange brings the Q community together, channelling resources into those ideas with the greatest potential to create impact across the health and care system.

There are two stages to the application process:

  • Idea generation (Tuesday, 1 September 2020 – 12noon Tuesday, 22 September 2020.) Q members are invited to post their ideas on the Q website and create online project pages.

Q members can submit as many ideas as they like, but only one idea can be submitted as a proposal during the next stage.

  • Refine and submit (Tuesday, 22 September 2020 – 12noon, Tuesday, 20 October 2020).

Throughout September and October, Q members are encouraged to help refine these ideas by commenting and offering support via the project pages, enabling applicants to further refine their ideas.

Applicants will then choose which idea they will convert into a proposal by completing the additional information required no later than 12noon Tuesday, 20 October in order for it to be considered for shortlisting.

Between October and December shortlisting panels will assess the proposals, with the shortlist announced in January 2021.

Up to 30 shortlisted ideas will go forward to the Q community vote, where Q members will vote online to decide which projects receive funding.

Winners will be announced online in March 2021.

Find out more on the Q Exchange website