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Grant Funding Available For Chronic Pain This Winter

24th November 2021

ighlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, is spreading the word that grant funding has been announced to assist with supporting those experiencing chronic pain this winter.

As a member of the Scottish Parliament's Cross Party Group on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions, Mrs Grant has been asked to help spread the word. The funding is being made available for third-sector organisations, local authorities, Health and Social Care Partnerships and NHS Health Boards to "increase their capacity to provide appropriate care for people with chronic pain when they need it."

Proposals for regional and national projects where collaborative working across sectors could increase the reach and impact of any planned activities are particularly being welcomed. Grants of £50,000 per organisation are available although applications above this amount should also be discussed with the Government's Clinical Priorities Division.

The deadlines for applications is tight, with applications to be submitted by 3 December and decisions communicated by 10 December. The project duration is December 2021 - March 2022.

Rhoda Grant said "Sufficient funding for chronic pain services in the north has been desperately needed so this is welcome news.

"The pandemic exacerbated the problem of delivery of chronic pain services in the Highlands so I would encourage groups and organisations, large and small, to apply for this funding today."

The details on the grant funding is as below:-

Funding available: £50,000 per organisation - please get in touch to discuss proposals above this value

Key dates:

Deadline for proposals: 3rd December 2021
Funding decisions communicated: from 10th December 2021
Project duration: December 2021 - March 2022

Rhoda has been asked to share this information widely and queries and applications should be sent to: