Targeting Health Needs Awards Application form 2024

Targeting Health Needs Awards 2024
Application form


The Targeting Health Needs (THNs) funding call is open to applications with funding to be awarded in 2024/25.  
Important note: there are changes to the awards for this call: 
  • an organisation can submit only one bid as the lead organisation.  Organisations may wish to collaborate to submit a joint application and in this case the amount will be capped at £30k for each collaborating partner.
  • due to contractual arrangements the NENC budget is still subject to DHSC sign off.
  • funding will be awarded for a maximum of 12 months for spend by 31st March 2025.
The focus of the THNs awards continues to be expanding the reach of NIHR Portfolio studies to under-served communities within the North East and North Cumbria (NENC) - Bringing clinical and applied research to under-served communities with major health needs.

Timelines and other information

The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon, 11th December 2023

Click this link to view the guidance document

SAVE and CONTINUE feature

There is a Save and Continue Later link on each page of this application form. If you wish to save your progress at any time, simply click the link and:
1) Ensure you enter your correct email address, a link will be sent to the address you provide by
2) If you do not receive an email with your unique link within ten minutes, please check your SPAM/JUNK mailbox
3) Retain the email somewhere safe
4) When you are ready to complete your application, click your unique link and finish your application


1. From the list below, please select the type of organisation submitting as the lead applicant. *