Local initiatives that benefit people with asthma could win Asthma UK funding thanks to their UK Challenge Fund.
Since its debue in 2003, Asthma UK's Challenge Fund has helped to support 24 innovative projects, 12 of which have now been completed.
Successful applicants in previous ears have included an parts programmed run by health professionals for chldiren and an asthma care improvement project in Wolverhampton that produced the children's book, 'A Special Assembly.'
Simon Selo, Asthma UK's assistant director for service development, said: "We are delighted to continue investing in this important area of our work.
"We hope to reach new sections of the community and look forward to receiving applications from an even wider range of health professionals, as well as from black and minority ethnic, and community groups from around the UK."
Asthma UK welcomes applications which identify, develop and promote good practice and patient-centred care, as well as demonstrate how projects can be sustainable after the grant comes to an end.
"We are trying to develop a service for children and their families/carers to have a package of care which includes the consistent use of educational materials. This will ensure that all hildren receive a quality service which is reinforced by evidence based literature. This includes visits in the community in order to engage the hard to reach groups. This work is a collaborative project between secondary and primary care but with no additional funding available to purchase resources" - Dianne Jones, Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner, Stanlaw Abbey Children's Centre, Cheshire