Community Participatory Action Research – applications open

Primary interest

NHS England South East is pleased to inform you that applications for the Community Participatory Action Research Training and Mentoring Cohort 3 are now open.

The programme will support voluntary sector organisations working with communities adversely affected by health inequalities to recruit, train and mentor their workforce on CPAR. This programme will equip organisations to undertake research in their own communities. The key findings of the research will be presented to system leaders with the aim of informing decisions locally or regionally.

This training and mentoring programme will train and provide on-the-job learning and mentoring for up to 25 Community Researchers across the South East region. The programme will focus on the health inequalities experienced by marginalised communities.

Who can apply?

Voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE ) organisations can apply. Joint applications between NHS organisations or local authorities and VCFSE organisations will be accepted provided the application is in full partnership with a VCFSE organisation.

How to apply

Documents can be found on the NHS England South East website. Please read the guidance document before completing the application form. We encourage you to attend our Webinar or Q&A session (see details below) before submitting your application.

The deadline for submitting applications is 12:00 noon on 15 July 2024.
For further information please join the Webinar or Q&A drop-ins provided below:
Webinar 19 June, 12:00 – 13:00 Join on Teams
Q&A drop-in session 3 July, 12:00 – 13:00 Join on Teams
Q&A drop-in session 10 July 12:00 – 13:00 Join on Teams

More information about previous CPAR programmes can be found on the NHS England South East website or by following the links below:

Image above shows CPAR 2 participants holding copies of Participatory Action Research: A Toolkit.