The grant making function of Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s (HIS) Improvement Hub (ihub), The Improvement Fund, opened on August 1st. The Improvement Fund is seeking expressions of interest for funding from projects at a local level that improve the quality of health and social care services in Scotland.

In 2017–2018, the Improvement Fund has £200,000 available. From 1–22 September, eligible organisations can apply for a grant between £5,000–£75,000. The Improvement Fund is committed to making successful change ideas widely available for public benefit as quickly as possible, therefore funding will be over a maximum of 12–15 months, consisting of a recommended set-up phase of up to 3 months and an implementation phase of up to 12 months.