Skip to content

Q logo

In 2021 we invited Academic Health Science Networks across England to apply for funding to build, strengthen and support collaborative learning practices that have emerged during the pandemic, adding value to work that is already happening across the regions.

The pandemic response saw a valuable increase in collaborative learning between teams, organisations and sectors. Q wants to help maintain the momentum behind this way of working and help embed a systemic, collaborative approach to learning.

This programme is now closed for applications

Applicants applied for awards of up to £20,000 for work carried out over a 12-month period.

We were looking for proposals that:

  • Included activity seeking to build and further strengthen emerging systems and networks of shared learning. We were particularly interested in receiving applications that considerd regional priorities and needs.
  • Included local activity that supports Q’s Theory of Change, considered how to involve Q members and provided tangible outcomes that benefit Q members across the region.
  • Considered how to share key developments and learning with the Q community.

The application process

1. Important supporting information

All applicants were asked to download and read the applicant guidance document in full before applying for this programme. This document included information about the programme, selection criteria and timelines, as well as guidance on completing the application form.

2. The application process

Submitted applications were assessed by two Q members from NHS England and NHS Improvement. Applicants were informed of the outcome of their application by the end of July 2021.

3. Deadlines

The deadline for submission was 12.00, Wednesday 19 May 2021.

If you have any queries about the programme or application process, please email the Q team.

The Health Foundation is a Living Wage Employer and a Living Wage Friendly Funder. Find out more about our status.

Find out more about the projects being funded.