2020 Policy Prototypes Health & Social Care

We’re taking a slightly different approach to our innovation funding in 2020, because we want to ensure that as a Network we begin to think creatively about co-operative solutions to the current health and social care crisis.  This year we:

  • Will only be accepting proposals for Policy Prototypes about health and social care with funding of £1500 (for adults, for children or for both – for services delivered in-house or commissioned – Public Health, early intervention, prevention or delivery).  We’re likely to fund between 30 and 40 proposals.
  • Expect the majority of the Policy Prototypes to have completed their work within 6 months (and all within 9); similarly, we will be looking for any Policy Labs to submit interim findings within 6 months (and to have finalised their work within 12 months) of the work being awarded.
  • Are particularly interested in workforce and union engagement and involvement in developing new ways of working.
  • Need projects to be written up, and other resource materials made available to us – but we are not expecting these to publication level as we will be pulling all of the learning together into a one major policy and resource publication.

We welcome applications from all Members, but the application must be submitted, and delivery overseen by a Full Member Council, Town, Parish or Community Council, Political Group or other elected body. 

Though we don’t intend to fund Policy Labs this year, we are always open to hearing from our members who have interesting, co-operative proposals. If you do have an idea for a bigger, Health and Social Care Policy Lab please let us know. Policy Labs can fund up to £10k of project development work but require significantly more effort than smaller Policy Prototypes.

We will be holding a joint meeting of our Executive Oversight Committee and Values & Principles Board early in the New Year to assess applications, with a view to successful Bids commencing in February 2020.

Deadline for applications is Friday 20th December 2019.  Applications will be processed as they are submitted. 

Download Policy Prototype Application 2020