We know that there are many of you out there using your lived experience to improve our health systems. We also know how difficult it is to get funding, write proposals, or even understand the complex web of services that make up our health systems. Much of the time, this knowledge is the difference between a great idea and a funded project.
We want to support young people-powered change and although we don’t have the means to fund a project, we do have experience, knowledge and a pretty impressive professional network that we want to share with you. That’s why we are running a set of workshops this October to help you understand the system, develop a proposal for your project or idea, and showcase it to decision makers and funders.
We are recruiting a cohort of 8 young people to attend these online workshops, which will require at least a similar amount of your time working independently outside of the sessions. By the end of the process we want you to have one page proposal document that we’re both happy with sharing with senior leaders to get feedback on and have developed an elevator pitch to help you secure funding for your project. The ideas that are most ready for showcasing will have the opportunity to feature in an online event in December attended by key decision makers and funders from across the country including Health Education England, NHS England and local commissioners.
Monday 26th October | 7:00pm-8:30pm| Understanding the health system.
Tuesday 27th October | 7:00pm-8:00pm| Working with funders
Wednesday 28th October| 7:00pm -8:00pm| Turning your idea into action
Plus a 15 minute feedback session on Monday 2 November
To apply for a place you must be between 16-25 years of age, and have an idea or a project that:
- Uses education to create change (not creating a new service or support group)
- Addresses a problem in the health system (e.g. mental health system)
- Focuses on lived experience
- Aims to raise voice of under represented group in this area
You must be able to attend all three sessions.
How to apply
The application window is currently closed. We hope to run sessions again in the future so please keep checking back.