Funding from QNIS for community nursing projects in Scotland

The Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) and The National Lottery Community Fund have announced that the Catalysts for Change programme for 2019/2020 is now open for applications.

Catalysts for Change offers funding of up to £5,000 to help community nurses and their local partners to explore short-term project ideas that prevent, reduce or overcome health inequities and improve people's health and wellbeing.

The projects must be led by a community nurse based in Scotland working jointly with local people and at least one partner organisation.

In 2019/2020, the QNIS will consider supporting work that either:

  • prevents, or mitigates the impact of, Psychological Trauma (Toxic Stress); or,
  • otherwise leads to greater health equity for individuals, groups and/or communities.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 23 September 2019.

The projects selected for funding will begin by November 2019. They are expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

There is more information, including how to apply, on the QNIS website.