Up to £1000 available for Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) in Dudley borough

ppg purse

Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group has allocated funding over the next two years to each PPG in Dudley borough. The aim of the PPG Purse fund is to:

• Support the growth and development of a PPG
• Help set up a new PPG
• Encourage involvement of new patients in a PPG
• Support innovation and the development of new creative ideas
• Support inclusivity and diversity in a PPG
• Improve health and well-being of patients

A budget of up to £1000 for each PPG over the next two years will enable PPGs explore ideas about the best way to spend the money in their purse to get maximum benefit for their PPG. To give some examples, the money could be used to pay for printing, promotional materials, equipment such as laptops to help PPGs develop social media tools, running events or activities and much more. PPGs may want to work collaboratively with other PPGs to jointly host events and activities in which case their individual budgets can be pooled together.

To ensure the money is ring-fenced, Dudley CVS will be holding the funds and administering the PPG purse programme over the next two years.

There is no closing date. Each PPG can apply anytime from 1st December 2014.

For more information about the PPG Purse Grant Programme, you can call either Helen Codd on 01384 321719 or Kate Green on 01384 573381.

To download guidance notes and an application form, please visit either of the following two links:

http://www.dudleycvs.org.uk/latest-news-top/913-up-to-%C2%A31000-available-to-support-dudley-patient-participation-groups.html

http://www.dudleyccg.nhs.uk/patient-participation-groups

Application forms need to be submitted via email, fax or post to Kate Green, Dudley CVS,
7 Albion Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3EE. Tel: 01384 573381. Fax: 01384 484587.
Email: buildingblocks@dudleycvs.org.uk

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