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Have you got a great idea that you’d like to get £30,000 of funding for?

Q Exchange is Q’s £600,000 funding programme. Funded by the Health Foundation and NHS England and NHS Improvement, it offers Q members the chance to develop project ideas and submit bids for up to £30,000 of funding.

Applicants have the opportunity to refine and develop their ideas with the help of the Q community through a collaborative online process.

This year we sought project ideas on the theme ‘Embedding positive changes emerging through new collaborations or partnerships during COVID-19.’

In response to the exceptional circumstances the health and care system is facing, we reassessed how Q Exchange could best support the Q community and the system at this time. We took the decision to award funding to all 30 of the shortlisted Q Exchange 2020 projects.

The next round of Q Exchange will open for ideas in early 2022. Watch this space for more information!

£600,000 total funding available from the Health Foundation and NHSE&I, with up to £30,000 for each project

30 teams with collaboratively developed ideas, shortlisted for the Q community online vote

Q community members will vote online to decide which projects will receive funding

The Big Idea

Q Exchange aims to activate the knowledge of improvement experts across the UK; to create links between those leading work and those who can help champion, support, adopt these ideas; and to boost ideas that have the best potential to generate value for the health and care system.

Collective wisdom

Involve people who understand improvement to develop and select projects. Support all involved to learn from evidence, emerging ideas, and each other


Create links between those leading work and others who champion, support, help adopt it


Boost ideas judged to have the best potential to generate insight and value for patients, staff, and the health and care system

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