Who is eligible for a Hospice UK bursary?
These bursaries are open to staff from hospices that are full or associate members of Hospice UK.
To apply for a bursary, you must have written confirmation from Cass Business School that you have a place on the MSc in Voluntary Sector Management commencing in October 2017.
You must also have the support of your employing organisation. The application form will ask for a short supporting statement from your hospice chief executive or chairman.
How much funding is available?
Funding is available towards the course fees: a maximum bursary of £4,000 can be awarded to any one individual for the duration of the course.
What does the bursary cover?
The bursary must be used towards the costs of the course fees charged by Cass Business School for the MSc in Voluntary Sector Management.
What is not eligible?
Applications for subsistence, travel or accommodation costs are not eligible.
What is the assessment process?
The number of bursary requests we receive may exceed the funding available. We therefore cannot guarantee that your application will be successful, but bursaries will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as Cass Business School have confirmed your offer.
What is expected of successful applications?
We are keen that the learning from this course is shared with the wider hospice and palliative care sector. To support this aim, we expect you to contribute in a range of ways, for example:
- Presenting at a Hospice UK conference, workshop or learning event
- Attending a learning and reflections day
- Writing articles on key insights, reflections or elements of your learning or research
- Sharing papers/research on Hospice IQ
What are the payment conditions?
All bursaries will be paid by Hospice UK direct to your employing hospice. To match the payment timescale of Cass Business School, we will pay the bursary over two years in the following instalments:
- 50% of bursary in July/August 2017 - to contribute to the PGDip (year 1)
- 50% of bursary in January 2019 - to contribute to the MSc conversion (year 2).
Bursaries must be claimed within eighteen months of the award being made. Hospice UK reserves the right to withdraw funding on bursaries that have not been claimed after eighteen months.
If you leave the hospice and palliative care arena within 12 months of completing the course, Hospice UK retains the right to ask you for a percentage of the bursary to be refunded.
You must inform the Hospice UK grants team in writing if you will not be claiming the bursary or if you withdraw from the course or if you change employer whilst undertaking the course.
To apply for a bursary
If have a confirmed offer from Cass Business School for a place on this course, you can apply via Hospice UK’s website.
Full details of the bursaries can be found in the bursary factsheet (.pdf file) and if you have further questions contact Karl Benn, Head of Grants at Hospice UK.