Invest to Save funding

GP IT Futures is making £2 million of DHSC GMS Funding available for use outside of the standard allocation procedure.  It can be used to procure Solutions on the Buying Catalogue, payable up to and including 31st March 2021. 

Applications can be submitted up to the 31st December 2020 and will be assessed on a first come, first served basis.

 See a full list of the Solutions available on the Buying Catalogue.


CCGs will qualify for this supplementary funding if:

  • they can demonstrate an additional benefit for delivery of services in their area; and

  • they have a plan for managing the spend obligations associated with the Solution in the next financial year and beyond; or

  • they can demonstrate an offset saving in the next financial year.


This funding may be of particular interest to CCGs that have fully utilised their funding allocation for this financial year, however all CCGs are able to submit an application.

CCGs that wish to apply must complete an application form and submit it no later than 31st December 2020.

If you require assistance with this form, you can contact the Procurement Hub.


Following submission of an application, CCGs will be notified of one of three outcomes:

  1. request and funds granted

  2. partial funds offered (CCG to decide whether to proceed on this basis)

  3. request does not meet criteria for release of funds

Successful applicants will then be informed of the next steps.

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Please note that this funding is available until 31st March 2021.