Skip to content
This website uses cookies to help us understand the way visitors use our website. We can't identify you with them and we don't share the data with anyone else. If you click Reject we will set a single cookie to remember your preference. Find out more in our privacy policy.

Innovation Adoption Fund

We are offering individuals and teams from health and social care organisations across our geography the opportunity to bid for funding to support the spread and adoption of workforce innovations.

Teams are invited to bid for up to £10,000 of funding to help them to adopt, spread or test and refine a workforce innovation over a six-month period.

For the health and care workforce, COVID-19 has added new challenges to already challenging work. This fund aims to support innovation that responds to these challenges. While health and care staff are the most critical part the system, innovation is often thought to be just about technology. This fund focuses on staff, and innovation to improve their experiences.

What is on offer?

Funding of up to £10,000 is available per individual or team. Applications are invited under the following categories:

  • To adopt an innovation or improvement intervention
  • To spread an innovation or improvement intervention to one or more adopter sites*
  • To test and refine an innovation or improvement intervention in partnership with one or more adopter sites*

*Adopter sites can be located within or across organisations.

What types of innovations will be considered?

Applications will be considered for workforce innovations designed to improve staff experiences. Applications are welcome from both the health and care sector. Innovations can be aimed at staff in any role. They should aim to support staff health and well-being, and better performance.

How to apply?

Download information for applicants here.

Download an application form here.

All applications should be submitted to by midday on Thursday 15 October.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity before submitting an application, please contact Emma Mordaunt at

Hear from 2019’s fund recipients

In 2019, innovation adoption funding was awarded to five recipients to support the adoption of patient safety innovations and improvements that reduce harm to patients. Hear more about the difference the funding has made: