From funding improvements in care to supporting professional development, our grant programmes have a lasting impact on the provision of hospice and palliative care in the UK.

We run grant programmes to support hospices and staff

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How our grants work

We receive funding for the grants we provide from other charitable trusts and foundations, so specific criteria apply each year. Each programme will have its own application form, criteria, guidelines and deadline.

The criteria for each programme are agreed by the Hospice UK Governance Committee and each respective funder, taking into account any restrictions the funders may include.

Who can apply?

Our member organisations and their staff can apply for grants to help them undertake specific capital projects, develop new or existing services for the people they care for and their families, and increase their expertise in the work they do.

Non-member organisations offering palliative care services are also eligible to apply for grants, depending on the criteria of the grant programme.

Apply for a grant

To apply for our grants, please see the list of open grants, read the descriptions and eligibility criteria and then click apply. You will then be redirected to our Hospice UK Grants Portal to complete your application.
You can also log-in to our Grants portal to monitor your existing applications and finish any that are incomplete. 

International grants

Hospice UK has a history of running an international grants programme, however the programme is now closed and we do not expect this to re-open. 

Case Studies 

Over the years, our grants programmes have enabled hundreds of pioneering projects in hospices across the UK, which have driven innovation in hospice care and helped more people to get the care they want and need at the end of their lives.

Read about some of the incredible projects Hospice UK has supported in partnership with the CSiS Charity Fund, the Rank Foundation, St. James’s Place Foundation, and the Wolfson Foundation.

Butterwick Hospice – St. James’s Place Foundation

Patient receiving an aromatherapy hand massageAs part of our partnership with St. James’s Place Foundation, Butterwick Hospice in Stockton-On-Tees was awarded a grant of £12,000 towards a new aromatherapy service for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). When the project started, the local community had twice the national average of people suffering from the condition, yet only three per cent were receiving any care from the hospice. The hospice started home visits and set up drop-in clinics in the community for people to receive aromatherapy massages. Aromatherapy plays an important role in caring for someone with MS, by promoting relaxation, stimulating circulation and memory, and reducing pain, anxiety and stress.

In the first year of the service, the proportion of local MS sufferers the hospice was reaching went up to around 38% and a number of carers were trained in how to give aromatherapy massages themselves. Thanks to the successful pilot project, the hospice was able to secure extra funding to continue to run this vital service – and the hospice is still providing aromatherapy to people with MS and other neurological conditions today.


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