Healthier Futures Action Fund NHS England - Open for Applications!

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Resource Description: 

The Healthier Futures Action Fund was set up to support individuals and teams within NHS organisations kick-start innovative initiatives or ideas that will improve health and patient care, reduce inequalities, and deliver good value, while supporting a more sustainable health service.  

From innovations in waste reduction and the introduction of sustainable technologies, through to new clinical pathways, active travel and cleaner air initiatives, the Healthier Futures Action Fund aims to help individuals or teams within the NHS to develop and roll-out a diverse range of health and care improvement projects, processes, products or pathways.

All 1.4 million NHS staff have a role to play. 

The Healthier Futures Action Fund aims to support even more individuals and teams across the NHS to get involved, with the backing of their NHS organisation, through the provision of grants of up to £15,000 for those who can successfully demonstrate that their initiative improves patient care or health outcomes, while supporting a more sustainable health service.  

The Greener NHS team is seeking applications for innovative sustainability related projects across a range of fields, though preference will be given to following areas:

  • Clinical transformation (primary and secondary care)   
  • Medicines  
  • Travel and Transport    
  • Procurement   
  • Estates and facilities

​​​​​'In each case, further weighting will be given to applicants who can demonstrate how their project can also improve health and patient care, save the NHS money, in addition to reducing emissions. 

Small steps add up. Apply for the Healthier Futures Action Fund today, to kick-start your sustainable healthcare initiative for better health now and for future generations.   


Please click on the below link to be directed to the application form. Once you begin this form, you may not be able to save your progress and return to complete your application, so we would strongly advise that you read the application guidance first and prepare your submission ahead of completing this application form. I have attached this for you.

Application Form

Applications will be open from 6 July – 19 August 2022.

NHS staff should sign up to the Greener NHS Futures page for

  • Application Guidance
  • A link to the applications form
  • Details FAQs
  • Further updates throughout the application window and beyond

If you require any further assistance of have questions, please contact

Publication date: 

July, 2022

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