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£1,000 for groups to make a difference in supporting patients

The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) have launched their annual patient and public involvement fund, offering 15 awards of £1,000 to successful groups in the region.

This funding is aimed at health, social care, charities, voluntary and third sector organisations and groups, who want to involve patients and citizens in research and healthcare. EMAHSN welcome applications that encourage patient and citizen involvement in health and care innovation, transformation and improvement. Particularly welcome are applications that demonstrate the involvement of seldom heard and underserved communities.

Applications for the awards will be considered by a panel including representatives from the East Midlands Patient Public Involvement Senate, an independent group of patients and carers with varied health and service user experience. The Senate support health and social care organisations to embed patient and citizen involvement across the region.

Applications to the scheme are now open. The deadline for applications is midnight Sunday 27 June 2021.  If groups would like support with their application or further information, they can email

For more information, for terms and conditions and to apply visit:

Previous winners are unable to apply for the scheme.