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.

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice – St. James’s Place Foundation

Child in a swimming poolThanks to our partnership with St. James’s Place Foundation, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield was awarded a grant of £30,000 for a project to improve care and support to newborn babies with palliative care needs and their families. A new Neonatal Coordinator worked with local hospital neonatal units, in order to better support families in hospital and to extend the options and choices available to them. Thanks to the project, many families have been able to access a variety of hospice based and hospice at home services, including sibling support and bereavement support. This made a real difference to families at an enormously challenging time.

We are very grateful to St James's Place Foundation for enabling this exemplar work to begin and subsequently to take off (now supported by funding from BBC Children in Need). We will continue to further develop the service and to make it available to increasing numbers of families, when it matters most. Many thanks!


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