The Rank Foundation grant programme is to support capital projects that have a direct impact to patients in adult member hospices.
In 2017 the theme is Conditions other than Cancer
Eligible organisation are adult hospices that are full members of Hospice UK and are based in the UK, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.
The Rank Foundation likes to support projects where they are the major or sole funder. They are not looking to contribute generally to work that forms part of a much larger project.
Any capital project that is designed around the needs arising from patients with conditions other than cancer is eligible. Revenue costs that help deliver the capital activity can be included in the project costs but these must not be the primary expense.
It is important that the project should demonstrate a direct benefit to patients with conditions other than cancer.
For example this could be:
- capital items to support the care of people with conditions other than cancer, such as environmental control systems, multi-sensory equipment;
- a project to support the care of people with conditions other than cancer which includes the purchase of equipment and/or improve room décor but also dedicated time of a staff member to lead the project (NB revenue must not be the primary expense);
- refurbishment of bedrooms for use by people with conditions other than cancer;
- refurbishment of bathrooms, including provision of specialist bathing equipment or hoists for use by people with conditions other than cancer;
- refurbishment of dining rooms, day areas or other common spaces for use by people with conditions other than cancer;
- reconfiguration of existing space and/or new building work for use by people with conditions other than cancer.
Please note the above examples are for guidance only and we encourage applicants to be innovative in their approach.
What is not eligible?
Examples of projects that are not eligible could include:
- refurbishment of staff rooms or other non-patient facilities;
- staff trainng or any other revenue activity;
- information technology, including IPads/tablets/PCs which do not directly benefit patients with conditions other than cancer;
- medical equipment;routine maintenance that has no noticeable effect on the care environment;
- requests for isolated pieces of equipment not related to conditions other than cancer;
- projects that do not directly benefit people with conditions other than cancer;
- applications for work that forms part of a much larger project;
- applications where revenue (salary cost) is the primary expense;
- work that has started before 24 November 2017
How to apply
For more details on this programme, please read:
Since 2002 the Rank Foundation has provided £100,000 each year to support special capital projects in adult independent voluntary hospices. Due to limited availability of funding for this programme, the Rank Foundation will not consider any direct applications from hospices or hospice-led projects based in the UK.
Please contact our grants team
for any further information or help.