The Queens Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS), a Burdett Trust funding partner, has announced the Delivering Dignity Programme to fund nurse-led projects from 2013-2015.

This Programme aligns with the national Person-Centred Health and Care Programme and is supported by the Chief Nursing Officer.

Grants of up to £10,000 will be awarded to nurse-led quality improvement projects, carrying out or implementing new research into practice in community settings in Scotland.  Community settings are defined as the places where older people live; at home, in care homes or community hospitals.

About the Programme

The Delivering Dignity Grants Programme aims to improve the dignity and healthcare experience of older people in Scotland. It will do this by supporting a number of projects that promote nursing leadership to improve the quality of care for older people in the community, including care homes and community hospitals.

Project Leads will benefit from two QNIS development workshops and individual support to complete the proposed project.

Who can apply

Proposals are invited from teams who collectively have the skills and knowledge to carry out the Project. A registered nurse who works in the community in Scotland must be a key member of the team. Innovative partnerships with HEI’s and community based care settings, including care homes, will be particularly welcome.

How to apply

To discuss a proposal please contact Julia Quickfall or Angie Henney on 0131 229 2333.

To apply visit

Closing date Thursday 28th February 2013