The Peter Sowerby Foundation has issued an open call to source a suitable project for up to £2 million of funding as part of the Foundation’s Health Breakthrough funding strand, making it the single biggest grant offered by the Foundation since its inception in 2011.
The Foundation is seeking to give the funding to projects such as primary medical care and research into technologies that improve the delivery of primary care, research undertaken by GPs, innovation and technology to improve primary care - particularly in rural communities - and terminal care, and support for those suffering terminal illnesses and research into improving delivery of care.
The projects must also be highly innovative and early stage with the potential to make a transformative impact in improving primary care and/or ‘out of hospital’ provision for patients across the UK.
David Aspinall, chair of trustees said: "At a time of continuing funding constraint within the NHS, notwithstanding increasing investment by the government, we are delighted to offer a significant grant to organisations with the potential to revolutionise the care of patients across the UK.
“In issuing this grant, the Foundation aims to make a transformative impact for patients across the UK in partnership with an ambitious organisation."
The call is open to organisations with a turnover of more than two million, and welcomes applications for potentially high-risk projects run by professionals with compelling track records in the health sector, grounded in considerable external evidence.