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The Q Exchange is back for 2024 with an incredible funding opportunity

Do you have a great project idea that you would like funding for?

The next round of Q Exchange, the participatory funding programme with grants of up to £40,000 is now open for submissions.

What is the Q Exchange?

The Q Exchange is a collaborative funding programme, supported by the Health Foundation and NHS England. It offers Q members from across the UK an opportunity to develop and submit their innovative ideas. Project teams must be led by a Q member for the duration of the project but can involve people who are not yet part of the community.

2024 brings a new theme.

This year’s theme focuses on how we can improve across system boundaries. Projects should relate to one or more of the following areas:​

  • Reducing waits sustainably and equitably​.

  • Increasing productivity and reducing waste.​

  • Boosting the culture, capabilities and structures needed for learning and improvement.

  • Embedding improvement into management systems and processes​.

Why should teams in Wales get involved?

This is an incredible opportunity for Q members based in Wales to collaborate and share their skills with the wider Q Community to develop and test new or existing innovative ideas. Often successful projects will provide inspiration and learning that can be used to spread and scale improvements.

Last year, a project, 'A Co-produced Approach to ‘Waiting As Well As Possible’ developed by colleagues from Improvement Cymru and Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board successfully received funding through the Q Exchange. You can check out the latest updates on this project here.

How to apply?

Submit your initial project ideas to the Q Exchange and develop them with Q members from Tuesday 6 February to Tuesday 27 February via Q's website.

If you would like to discuss your idea, get in touch with the Q Exchange team:

Contact us

Get in touch. For contact details of our programme leads, see our Meet the Team page.

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