Edinburgh Integration Joint Board funding
Third sector grant funding
Edinburgh Integration Joint Board Grants Programme Innovation Fund
The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) Innovation Fund is now inviting applications for funding. The purpose of the Innovation Fund is to encourage creative and innovative ideas to tackle and progress the priorities of the EIJB. The fund is looking to identify and develop new models of service delivery which may help to reduce pressures in the Health and Social Care System for adult services. The fund will be used to test and learn from new approaches and to promote collaboration across the third sector.
A prospectus has been developed to provide further information about the fund. The application process will be a two stage process. The first stage of the application process involves submitting a short application form outlining your innovative idea or proposal by 1200 on 6 December 2019. The outcome of this stage will be made available by 20 December 2019. If successful at stage 1, the second stage requires the submission of a delivery plan for your proposal. You will also be asked to attend a funding panel discussion about your proposal where you will present your idea. The outcome of stage 2 will be made available by 28 February 2020.
If you have any queries about the EIJB Innovation Fund please send your query to H&SCGrantsQueries@edinburgh.gov.uk
Edinburgh Integration Joint Board Grant Programme 2019/ 22
A review of the former Health and Social Care and Edinburgh Community Health Partnership grant programmes has been carried out. The programmes have now been combined into a single grant programme and incorporate funding associated with the health improvement fund (HIF) and advice.
The priorities of the new programme align to the draft Strategic Plan 2019-22 and focus on tackling inequalities and prevention and early intervention.
The grant allocations for 2019-2022 were approved by the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board at its meeting on 14 December 2018. The allocations can be found in the papers from this meeting under item 5.2 “Recommendations from the Health and Social Care Grants review Programme 2019 – 2022”
In addition, the Board agreed the recommendations outlined below.
The Edinburgh IJB
- agree to incorporate the funding associated with the health improvement fund (HIF) and advice into the Edinburgh IJB grant programme;
- agree the recommended grant allocations;
- instruct the IJB Chief Officer to work with organisations previously funded, but who have been unsuccessful in their grant application, to ensure that service users facing a loss of service are offered appropriate alternative support;
- instruct the IJB Chief Officer to work with organisations as above to assist with identifying alternative funding sources or restructuring as appropriate;
- and that successful grant applicants be requested to prioritise working with service users affected by grant cessation;
- to use the final integrated impact assessment to inform the work above;
- instruct the IJB Chief Officer to provide progress reports on the points above.
- delegate responsibility to the Chief Officer to issue grants in line with these recommendations subject to further financial assurance checks;
- does not delegate authority to the Chief Officer at this time to institute the process for the Innovation Fund and to issue grants in line with the recommendations of the Grants Review Steering Group;
- establish a collaborative forum to engage with 3rd sector to jointly develop a programme of community led support.
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