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Diabetes Innovation and Improvement Fund 2017

The Diabetes Innovation and Improvement Fund (IIF) was established in 2016 by the Diabetes Regional Oversight Group led by the Department of Health in collaboration with key stakeholders such as, Health and Social Care Board, Public Health Agency and Diabetes UK, to support the implementation of the Diabetes Strategic Framework.

The Diabetes IIF are currently seeking applications for IIF funding awards, which are intended to encourage innovation.  It is envisaged that the award would be used to support the development and/or testing of an innovation or an improvement idea or to support the scale and spread of good practice.  Individual awards of £1-£2k will be made to successful applicants, however awards up to £5k may be made on an exceptional basis.


Applications are welcomed from across the HSC system including GPs, and voluntary organisations.  We would ask that you disseminate this information through your organisations as widely as possible.

The application form and details are below –

Diabetes Innovation and Improvement Fund 201769 KiB561
Guidance Diabetes Innovation and Improvement Fund 20170.4 MiB540

Closing Date

Closing date for completed applications is 5.00pm on Monday 18th December 2017, and should be sent to Olivia.fox@hscni.net

A panel will assess these and it is hoped that successful applicants could be notified by mid-January 2018.

For those who were successful in receiving an award during the 2016 IIF Application process and are wishing to submit an application for 2017 funding, please demonstrate how you would be able to roll out your scheme / service to other areas.

Further Information

Any queries, please contact Olivia Fox on Olivia.fox@hscni.net