We highlight below the latest funding opportunities and relevant policy and practice in the housing, ageing, health, care fields which may be of interest.

Care & Repair England are keen to be involved, support bids and disseminate findings so please do not hesitate to contact Martin Hodges in respect of any future plans or proposals.

Dunhill Medical Trust – £200k for adaptations research

The Dunhill Medical Trust have opened a call for research proposals that examine the impact of adaptations to older people’s homes, particularly in terms of health and return on investment.

The Centre for Ageing Better’s international evidence review concerning home adaptations and healthy later life identified a lack of rigorous academic studies in this field.

The Dunhill Medical Trust actively seeks to fund important but underfunded topics and so has made £200,000 available to help to fill this adaptations evidence gap.

Full details about how to apply are available here

Deadline for applications is 17.00 on Friday 9th November 2018. [September 2018]

New Evidence about Home Adaptations for Older People published

The Centre for Ageing Better have published a new evidence report, plus a summary of the findings, of a primary research project carried out by the University of Northumbria exploring the lived experiences of individuals who use home adaptations, and practitioners who work alongside them.

  •  Summary: Homes that help: A personal and professional perspective on home adaptations
  • Full report: Primary research with practitioners and people with lived experience

[July 2018]

Innovate UK £20million for Open Grant Funding Competition

Innovate UK have opened a call for applications a share of up to £20 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • be a UK based business or research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from the UK

Collaborations must include at least one micro, small or medium sized enterprise (SME)

Details here

Opened: 12 July 2018

Closes: 12 September 2018    [July 2018]

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: Wave 3

UK Research and Innovation have a useful page that provides an overview of the Industrial Strategy Challenge and links to research funding opportunities.

With the Wave 3 call now closed and the process of short listing underway, Innovate UK have published a useful explanation of the timeframe and next steps here.  [May 2018]