The Innovation Fund was established in 2017. Starting as an idea from a volunteer community ambassador in North East Hampshire and Farnham, the Innovation Fund, and supporting conference aims to give communities the opportunity, support, courage and seed funding to suggest and progress innovative projects that could have a big impact on the health and wellbeing of local people.
Over 45 projects have now been supported and the impact on local communities has been clear to see. By providing opportunities for our community to find the solutions to local health and care issues, we are able to develop models from the ground up alongside local people, supporting gaps in health inequalities in a different and more impactful way.
The Innovation Fund has always aimed to create a safe space for individuals, local community groups or established charities to bring new ideas or ideas that can take an existing project to the next level and benefit from the input, knowledge and connections of local people and organisations in developing and shaping the project further. Alongside this fantastic networking opportunity, this year thrilled to have opened up the process to a much wider audience.
Throughout this year we have made funding available across the whole Frimley CCG area and we have successfully supported 34 community projects in 2021/2022 with the funding and development support needed to take their work forward.
Currently the Innovation Fund is CLOSED and we are not accepting applications from people or communities at this time but if you think you have an idea we'd still like to hear from you. You can tell us your ideas through out Insights and Involvement Portal.
Click here for more information about the projects that we have funded.