New Grants for Community Nurses in Scotland

Nurse with mother and child
Hannah Downey

The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund, has recently announced that applications are now open for the Catalysts for Change programme for 2019/20.  

The “Catalysts for Change” programme provides funding in grants of up to £5000 for community nurses and their partners, enabling them to improve the health and wellbeing of marginalised groups in their community. Catalysts for Change projects are all led by community nurses and are fundamentally about working in close collaboration with individuals, families and local organisations to find new ways to tackle the physical and mental health issues adversely affecting them.

QNIS has previously run three rounds of its Catalysts for Change programme, supporting a range of projects across Scotland to improve people’s health and wellbeing. 

The charity was recently awarded £160,000 in National Lottery funding to maximise the delivery of the Catalysts for Change programme over the next two years. The National Lottery Community Fund distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest community funder in the UK. 

QNIS welcomes eligible community nurses from across Scotland to apply. This includes the broad range of NMC-registered health visitors, community midwives and all the others listed here.

The deadline for submission is noon on Monday 23rd September 2019. You can find more information on how to apply here.