The National Neonatal Project - apply now

Working towards Baby Friendly accreditation in neonatal units

Apply now to the National Neonatal Project, designed to support 18 neonatal units in the UK to achieve Baby Friendly accreditation by 2024

The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) is delighted to announce a new neonatal project to support 18 neonatal units to achieve Baby Friendly accreditation between 2021-2024.

Selected units will receive a range of support opportunities throughout the three-year project, including full assessment costs for Stage 1, 2 and 3 accreditation, staff places on training courses, tickets to the 2021 Baby Friendly conference for neonatal units, teaching materials, workbooks, biannual meetings and telephone support with the Baby Friendly team and more, supported by a donation from Nivea UK to UNICEF UK.

For full details on the project, please download the National Neonatal Project information document. For more on working towards our neonatal standards, download our Guidance for neonatal units.

Apply now

Interested neonatal units should complete the application form and submit it together with a pre-recorded video presentation explaining why they should receive the support to UNICEF UK by 3pm 26 March 2021.

If you have any queries regarding your application, please contact the Baby Friendly Office at 020 7375 6144 or email

National Neonatal Project information document


National Neonatal Project: Application


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