Improvement projects that we fund

We support front-line teams who are working to improve health and social care


Over the last 10 years, we have given grants and practical support to hundreds of UK-wide teams, helping them test and develop innovative ideas and spread improvements in care.

In a resource-constrained environment, people working in health and social care need the space to design and test new ideas. 

The Health Foundation encourages and supports good ideas coming from the health and social care system and we run programmes on specific themes, such as safety, person-centred care and the flow of patients

Our improvement programmes


Increasing Continuity of Care in General Practice

This programme has offered five GP practices and federations up to £250,000 to fund targeted quality improvement work to incr...


Innovating for Improvement

This programme supports up to 23 projects with up to £75,000 to test and develop innovative ideas and approaches, put them in...


Scaling Up Improvement

This programme offers £500,000 funding to supports teams to take successful interventions or approaches and deliver them at s...


Q Exchange

Activating ideas together through Q's new funding programme


Exploring social franchising and licensing

This programme is funding four teams up to £145,000 each for 1 year, to explore whether social franchising and licensing tech...


Flow Coaching Academy

The Flow Coaching Academy (FCA) programme aims to develop a learning network across the UK to improve patient flow through th...

Our improvement projects


Spotlight on improvement projects we've funded

Find out more about the key areas where we support improvement projects.


Browse all our improvement projects by topic

We fund high quality improvement projects across a range of topics.

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