RDS YH Public Involvement fund

RDS YH Public Involvement fund

What is the Public Involvement Fund?

The public involvement fund can be applied for by researchers from the Yorkshire and Humber region to enable them to involve members of the public in developing research ideas and their grant application.  There are four calls a year for awards of up to £500. Find out about our current call.

How can these funds be used?

The funds can be used to:

  • cover the costs of setting up one or more meetings with a group of patients, carers, service users or the public (for example meeting room hire, refreshments).
  • reimburse the people involved for their time and travel expenses.
  • establish a new public involvement panel.

Researchers who receive funding are asked to complete a brief evaluation.

How to apply for the fund?

Read our guidance notes and complete the application form providing as much information as possible.

How are applications reviewed?

All applications are reviewed by RDS YH staff and by members of the RDS YH Public Involvement Forum. At least one lay member of the forum will review each application.

What happens if the deadline is missed?

In exceptional circumstances (if you are applying for a commissioned call or if you have been successful at outline), you can apply for an RDS YH Public Involvement Funding Award between calls. In these circumstances, your application is reviewed by the RDS YH Director, Public Involvement Lead and one member of the Public Involvement Forum on a fast-track basis. Please contact your local RDS YH office before submitting a fast-track application.



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