Welcome to the Osteopathic Foundation
The Osteopathic Foundation (The OF) is a charitable trust set up to advance osteopathic practice by funding education, research and by promoting productive relationships both within and outside of the profession, for the benefit of the public.
The Foundation achieves this through the provision of interest-free student loans to assist with the cost of osteopathic training and research grants, and have provided almost £700,000 of support since 2001.
The OF also funds the work of the National Council for Osteopathic Research – www.ncor.org.uk
Latest news from the Osteopathic Foundation
New grant round opens – 30 July
The board is pleased to announce that it will again be accepting applications for grants for education and research projects to advance osteopathic practice for the benefit of the public. Applications for grants of up to £20,000 will be accepted until 20 November, with decisions and awards announced in January 2022. It is keen to receive applications to fund innovative and collaborative education and research projects that will advance osteopathy in its role to support public health. It will assess applications that incorporate measurable outcomes, contributions in kind from the project team and matched funding. This process will be competitive with a maximum of three grants to be awarded in this round. Read more on how to apply for a grant here.
Wondered if there are any events coming up that you can support? Why not support Halo Garrity, Matthew Rogers and Belinda Chavasse, as they run October’s virtual London Marathon and fundraise for the oF. CLICK HERE to visit the JustGiving fundraising page and to donate!
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- The first of the Osteopathic Foundation funded projects is now complete. The First Contact Practitioner (FCP) pilot, founded and run by osteopath Tim Allardyce in collaboration with Surrey & Hants MSK Collaborative (SHMC), demonstrates the ability of osteopaths to provide First Contact Practitioner services in primary care in setting. To read the full report, visit our Research and Report hub.
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