Funding programmes We provide support and funding to those delivering health and social care in the UK to help shine a light on how to make successful change happen.

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We provide support and funding to those delivering health and social care in the UK to help shine a light on how to make successful change happen. 

We support testing and spreading of ideas, build capacity, skills and knowledge and share evidence to improve health and social care.

Our aspiration is to create a virtuous circle, using what we know works on the ground to inform effective policymaking and vice versa. 

View opportunities currently open for application, browse our fellowship programmes or view a full list of our funding programmes below.

Supporting health care improvement

We learn what works to make people’s lives healthier and improve the health care system by giving grants to those working at the front line. 

As the second largest endowed foundation in the UK focusing on health, we spend around £30m a year improving health and health care.

Find out more about our funding opportunities for improvement projects below – or browse all our improvement projects by topic.

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Common Ambition

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A programme for partnerships developing collaborative communities where people, families, health...

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Increasing Continuity of Care in General Practice

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This programme ran from 2019 to 2021 and offered five GP practices and federations up to £250,000 to...

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Q Exchange

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Activating ideas together through Q's new funding programme

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Exploring Social Franchising

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A programme to explore the use of social franchising techniques to help spread and scale health and...

Research programmes

We fund research and policy analysis work to shine a light on how to make successful change happen.

We have funded more than 150 external research projects across a range of themes over the last five years.

Find out more about our funding programmes for research projects below – or browse all our research projects by topic.

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Long-term Research Agenda

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A programme exploring how research can contribute to the UK’s future resilience and preparedness for...

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COVID-19 Research Programme

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The Health Foundation has launched a new research programme, which seeks to understand the impact of...

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Evidence into Practice

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A programme to help research teams bridge the gap from academic research findings, to actionable...

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Behavioural Insights Research

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This programme offered £1.8 million to eight projects to support research that designs, tests and...

Data analytics for better health

We aim to innovate in the use of analytics to tackle real-world problems and build analytical capability in health and social care.

By building a shared understanding of the action needed nationally we want to ensure everyone benefits from analytics and data-driven technology.

Our funding will support the application of data analytics within the health and care system.

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Artificial Intelligence and Racial and Ethnic Inequalities

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This partnership supports research to advance AI and data-driven technologies in health in ways that...

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Strengthening Social Care Analytics

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This programme offers £300,000 of funding to support up to five project teams addressing key...

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Advancing Applied Analytics

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This programme offers £750,000 of funding to support up to 12 project teams aiming to improve...

Promoting healthy lives for all 

Good health supports positive social and economic outcomes for both the individual and society.

We explore the conditions needed for everyone to live a healthy life in the UK and how the health of a population might impact economies and communities.

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Economies for Healthier Lives

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A new funding programme to strengthen relationships between economic development and health

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Social and Economic Value of Health: Individuals (2017)

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Our programme exploring the impact of health on the social and economic outcomes of individuals and...

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Shaping Places for Healthier Lives

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A joint grant programme with the Local Government Association for councils to work with partners...

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We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.

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Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

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