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Grant purpose

COVID-19 forced many day hospice services to close. Hospices are now looking to re-open and start day hospice services for patients both virtually and face-to-face.

This grants programme will fund projects aimed at re-opening day care using new approaches to both virtual and safe face-to-face services. This would help to address any urgent needs a hospice might face in delivering its services in a radically changing landscape.

Grant size

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to support projects running over a period of 18 months. This allows for up to 3 months setup phase and 12 months project delivery – with a further 3 months to cover any unforeseen delays mid project.

The grant programme would be seeking to facilitate sustainable change in hospice care. Grant recipients are expected to assess the impact of the grant against their intended outcomes, which will serve as case studies in an evaluation to support wider sector learning.

Eligibility criteria

Organisations seeking a grant must be:

  • Full member adult or children’s hospices
  • Based in England, Wales, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man

Hospices awarded a grant in the April 2021 Masonic Charitable Foundation/Hospice UK widening access programme are not eligible to apply in this round.

Application guidelines

These guidelines, created by hospice UK, provide examples of projects that we could fund, how to complete an application, and how applications will be assessed.

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