What is Q Exchange?
Q Exchange is a £450,000 pilot funding programme launching in April 2018. It offers Q members the chance to develop project ideas and bid for up to £30,000 of support funding. Part of the funding is particularly for projects on the theme of peer support (the focus of Q Improvement Lab‘s first project) and there will also be an open pot for unthemed ideas. The successful projects will be selected by the community at our UK Q community event in September.
You may have heard about plans for a ‘Q Marketplace’- this is what’s now known as Q Exchange. There are different ways you can get involved, by either pitching for funding or having your say on who receives it. Don’t forget to register your interest below.
The big idea
Q Exchange aims to activate the collective wisdom of the Q community, to channel resources into ideas with the greatest potential and to create ripples of impact across the health and care system.
How will the process work?
Q Exchange will formally launch in April 2018 when Q members can post their ideas online. The live voting will take place at the next UK Q community event in September (details to be announced soon).
In the meantime, begin thinking about a project idea or find ideas that you would like to support. Speaking to others in Q is a good place to start!
Take a look at the Q Exchange eligibility criteria to check if this funding opportunity is right for your idea.
If you are interested in helping us design the programme, join our online group.
Register your interest below so we can keep you up to date on the Q Exchange.
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If you have any questions, please get in touch with Qmembers@health.org.uk.