PPIE Small Grants Scheme

Supporting Innovation in Practice: Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in Research

The PPIE Small Grants Scheme (the Scheme) helps enable those working across the NIHR Clinical Research Network to access resources with the aim of supporting development of innovative practice in the delivery of patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) in health and social care research.

Sponsored by the NIHR CRN’s PPIE Programme, the Scheme is primarily designed to enable people to work in a new space and is provided with the purpose of enabling time, skill and resource to work in new ways, try new things and ultimately be innovative. 

Here are some examples of previous projects supported by the Scheme: 

  • engaging people living with dementia and their supporters to develop their confidence in public speaking and facilitation skills in order to host a workshop at Every Third Minute. This is a festival of theatre, dementia and hope at Leeds Playhouse which raises awareness about research and Join Dementia Research through short performances in local community settings with associated research cafes.
  • using  text messaging to communicate with patients and raise awareness of research opportunities in Primary Care by piloting a number of different text messaging campaigns.
  • using hand held devices to enable stroke patients to give real time feedback on their experiences of taking part in research.
  • supporting the development of Gypsy & Travelling (G&T) community leader(s) as patient research ambassadors, to build understanding about research and the benefits of participation in research with this community.

Is the Scheme currently open for applications?

No. The Scheme closed for applications on 31st May 2019. Winners will be announced in August.

If I have any questions who should I contact?

Please contact the Scheme Project Manager, Karen Inns, at: crnppie@nihr.ac.uk. Please use the email header: PPIE Small Grants Scheme.

Small Grants Scheme