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Therapies Strategy Funding Competition 2019

The Therapies Strategy Funding Competition 2019 invites all therapists at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to submit funding applications for innovative, transformative, and quality improvement projects to help deliver better patient experience and care.

This call is open to all therapists at the Trust who wish to run innovative projects related to key Trust priority areas. Applications will be considered for projects requesting up to £10,000 and the call will culminate in a two-stage Dragons’ Den style event to determine projects funded.

Please click on the button below to download an application form:

Important Dates

  • Applications Deadline - Friday 21 December 2018
  • Notification to Applicants - Wednesday 2 January 2019
  • Dragons’ Den Shortlisting Event - Wednesday 9 January 2019
  • Dragons’ Den Final Event - Wednesday 23 January 2019

Please submit your applications to, with the email subject: ‘2019 Therapies Strategy Funding Competition’. Shortlisted project applicants will be invited to an internal shortlisting Dragons’ Den-style event, where they will give a short presentation on their concept to an expert panel led by Head of Therapies Chris Richards. Finalists will present at the launch of the new Therapies Strategy where the decision panel will be led by Chief Allied Health Professions Officer for NHS England Suzanne Rastrick.

For further information or guidance, please contact Su-Lin Lee at or on 020 3315 6618.


CW+ Staff Education and Development Fund

To celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS and to recognise our fantastic staff at our hospitals and clinics, we have established a special staff education and development fund. Funding is available for staff wishing to undertake education and development opportunities outside of their own hospital/clinic or to bring in specialist trainers to share and disseminate best practice. Activities must be outside of the mandatory training for your role and we will not fund study leave or backfill.

We will consider funding applications from all patient-facing staff, clinical or non-clinical, employed by the Trust on permanent contracts.

For further information or guidance, please contact Su-Lin Lee at or on 020 3315 6618.

CW+ Grants Programme

We have grants programmes to award funding to hospital staff for projects which will help them to deliver better patient experience and care. We fund:

  • Projects which promote innovation, transformation and new service development
  • Projects which support staff in the delivery of front line patient care
  • Fast track awards (up to £2,000) to support patient experience

Unfortunately, we are unable to fund:

  • Supplementary awards to major capital programmes or other CW+ funded initiatives
  • Personal welfare
  • Entertaining

To apply through our regular grants programme, please complete an application or expression of interest form by clicking on of the buttons below. If this page is not displaying correctly, please click here for grants under £2,000 and here for grants over £2,000.

Please note, for grants above £2,000, a full application form will need to be completed following your submission of the above expression of interest form. 

If you have any questions about your application, please contact or call 020 3315 6600

Examples of projects we have awarded funding to:

Sensium - wearable technology

Working with staff at West Middlesex University Hospital, we have funded a pilot study of a wearable technology which wirelessly monitors a patient's vital signs. This technology provides clinicians with real-time information about the patient’s heart rate, respiration rate and underarm temperature so they can respond much more quickly to any significant changes that may indicate the patient is deteriorating. Read more about this project here.

Laser Clinic

Our new laser clinic at 10 Hammersmith Broadway is one of only two such facilities in the UK and offers innovative treatment for sexual health conditions. Patients are benefitting from laser treatment which takes less time, replaces conventional surgery and drug therapy, and costs the NHS significantly less compared to previous treatment methods.

Games Console

We funded a Nintendo Wii games console, balance board and games for stroke patients on Nell Gwynne Ward as an engaging and fun rehabilitation tool for staff to use with patients.

The UK's first Lead Nurse in Neonatal Palliative Care

In partnership with The True Colours Trust and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, we have co-funded a five-year long project to appoint Alex Mancini as the UK’s first Lead Nurse in Neonatal Palliative Care. Read more about the project here.

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