Innovation and Improvement in Health and Care grant

The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust

01 September 2022
08 April 2022
08 April 2023
29 February 2024
£100 - £500
Not for profit (incl. NGOs)
R&D and Higher Education
Health, Justice and Social Welfare

The Trust has a long track record of supporting capital investment to improve services or facilities for people living with serious long-term or life-limiting conditions. Following a strategic review, the Innovation and Improvement in Health and Care Fund was launched in 2022 to support the development of new models of health and care and the integration of health and care services.

Applications may address any area of physical or mental health or disability but must demonstrate that the investment will translate into improved outcomes for people using the service, enhance access to services or improve their resilience. The Trust will look to support projects which are either scalable or replicable by other organisations, and therefore have the potential to deliver benefits beyond a single setting.

It is anticipated that awards will typically be in the range of £100K-£500K. Full details of the programme are given in the guidance notes.

Preliminary proposals should be submitted using the online application form. Proposals submitted by other means will not be considered. The deadline for proposals is Friday 8th April.


The programme is open to registered and exempt charities in the UK and to NHS organisations. Applications will also be accepted from UK universities which work in partnership with charities or the NHS to support innovation and improvements in health and care.

Projects may involve a number of partners, but the lead organisation should be an established centre of excellence or have the potential to become a leader in its field. Applications will need to demonstrate:

a) the organisation’s track record in developing new models of health and care and/or providing high quality care for its beneficiaries

b) how the application relates to the organisation’s wider strategy

c) the organisation’s commitment both to sustain and disseminate the work funded by the Trust.

Information about the Trust’s recent capital funding to support improvements in health and care can be found in the Previous Awards section of our website. While these awards were made under an earlier programme, they illustrate the type and scale of projects that the Trust may wish to support.

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05 December 2023