Prize Fund for Innovation in Health & Social Care within VCSE sector


Does your organisation deliver innovative work in Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester? Read below to find out details about how you can win a prize for it.

GMCVO, on behalf of the Greater Manchester VCSE Devolution Reference Group, is leading on a project to implement the Memorandum of Understanding that sets out a way for the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester to be better engaged and linked in with the Health and Social Care devolution agenda in GM. Through offering this prize fund we hope to gather valuable insight into the contribution of the VCSE sector around the themes set out below in order to better show the public sector within GM what innovative projects and activities are being carried out across GM within our sector.

The themes have been taken from the 4 priorities the GM Mayor’s Office has identified 4 priorities that link closely with the Health and Social Care agenda. The GM VCSE Devolution Reference Group has also identified 2 areas of focus it would like to hear more about.

 The 6 themes are as follows:

 GM Mayor’s Priorities

 1. School readiness

 2. Homelessness

 3. Work readiness

 4. Loneliness / ageing well

 GM VCSE Devolution Reference Group Priorities

 5. Equalities

 6. Participatory Approaches

We would like to encourage and reward organisations to put forward their examples of successful and innovative projects and activities that relate to one or more of the above themes by providing a prize fund for the most innovative projects submitted.

Prize Fund details

There will be 1 main prize of £1000 and a runner-up prize of £500 per category.

The Prize Fund panel will be made up of a representative from GMCVO, GM Health and Social Care Partnership, GM VCSE Devolution Reference Group, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GM Mayor’s Office).

 Prizes will be awarded in March 2018.




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