New Challenge Fund launched

Do you have great ideas or emerging evidence about how to help more people with musculoskeletal and/or mental health problems stay in work?   If so, the Challenge Fund might be of interest to you.

The Challenge Fund is a new time-limited source of funding aimed at testing new approaches to helping people experiencing mental health or musculoskeletal (MSK) issues to stay in work. The Fund is worth £4.2 million and is run by the Government’s Work and Health Unit, a joint unit funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health and Social Care

For more information, visit: challengefund.flexigrant.com.

The Fund is aimed at encouraging innovation and ideas with an emerging evidence base.  To that end, the Unit is looking to fund small to medium scale initiatives, with £4.2 million available. Applications are welcome from organisations in any sector, including employers, charities, social enterprises, local authorities, health bodies and others, with applications from smaller organisations particularly welcome.

 The deadline for applications is Friday 17 August at 17.00. For more information, visit: challengefund.flexigrant.com.

There are events in Birmingham, London, Cardiff  and Glasgow in late July and early August. Register to attend via ersa.org.uk/challengefund or challengefund@ersa.org.uk.