Grants

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

Contact the Grants Team

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Email grants@hospiceuk.org >

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.

Rehabilitative palliative care grants – Rank Foundation

Healthcare worker and patient in the Feel Good Room at St Luke’s HospiceAs part of Hospice UK’s partnership with the Rank Foundation, St Luke’s Hospice in London was awarded a grant of £10,000 towards setting up a new gym and rehabilitation room at the hospice, to help patients to maintain their independence and live a better quality of life.

St Luke’s Hospice used their grant to purchase a specialist exercise bike and a range of other small equipment for their new rehabilitation room. They named the room ‘The Feel Good Room’ – because that’s how patients have told the hospice it makes them feel.

The physiotherapy team at the hospice have been able to expand the range of services they can offer to patients and the new exercise equipment has helped patients to regain and maintain their mobility, strength and independence.

The ‘Feel Good Room’ at St Luke’s Hospice is a great example of how rehabilitation services can transform how people use their local hospice.

“On my third visit I noticed my breathing had improved. By the fifth visit I was able to sit in the garden with friends for a few hours. I always thought a hospice was a place where you wouldn’t get better but I did. It has changed the way I think about hospices.”

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