Innovation Award

Open to U.K. applicants.

We accept applications year round.

Develop the practice of occupational therapy

Our 3rd strategic intention aims to develop the practice of occupational therapy, this can be achieved through the development of occupational therapists and services.

On occasions, developing practice may call for innovative thinking and design and securing funding for this can be challenging.

The Trust has funding available to support such development. Our Innovation Award honours the memory of Elizabeth Casson who, herself, was a leader and innovator by bringing occupational therapy to the U.K.

As each idea will be unique – it is innovation after all – we do not have a standard application form, instead please present your idea in the form of a business case. We have provided an outline for this here.

Please email applications to Pam at

If you would like to sound out your idea for interest by the Trust, please contact Pam at

Case Studies

The OT project teams have been committed to developing their skills and in taking forward all they have learnt and utilizing it in practice. The overall team is more cohesive with everyone talking the same language in relation to change. Different parts of the team have worked together where as previously they may not have worked closely and this has developed working relationships across sites and partnerships.

Cheryl McMorris, Forensic Care Group Lead,NHSGGC Directorate of Forensic Mental Health & Learning Disabilities
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