What we do for LMCs and General Practice
Fund initiatives that support effective functioning of Local Medical Committees and general practice
The LMC Development Grant Scheme
The purpose of this fund is to support the development and/or increase the effectiveness of LMCs (and therefore contribute to the effective support by LMCs to General Practice and GPs).
This is a fund for ‘projects’ over and above what might be considered to be ‘normal LMC business’ and not intended to fund recurring expenditure, and the scheme is focussed on providing Grants (not Loans or Investments) to LMCs.
It is planned that there will be two opportunities each year, to apply for funding – July (for award in October) and January (for award in March).
Collaboration between LMCs would be particularly welcome.
What GPDF is likely to fund, within the scope of this Grant scheme
To provide some additional clarity, potential areas within the scope of this Grant include:
Issues of ‘widespread’ importance or benefit to LMCs (and therefore General Practice), where the results, outcomes, findings or experiences are transferable across a number of LMCs.
Developmental activity across a group or consortium of LMCs. (This could be a regional grouping or across multiple regional LMCs).
Activity, which when replicated across a number of LMCs, could increase efficiency, innovation or share good practice.
Activity fostering collaboration across LMCs, strengthening the LMC sector generally.
Projects over and above what GPDF considerers to be the normal business activity undertaken by LMCs.
What GPDF is unlikely to fund within the scope of this Grant scheme
Areas of activity which are within the remit of the BMA (inc GPCs)
Purely local activity which would be of benefit to only a single LMC and/or its local practices
Subsidy to an LMC or individual practice experiencing financial challenges
Activity in GPDF view, which is within the scope of the majority of LMCs normal business activity, (except in highly exceptional circumstances).