The Hospice UK Fundraising Leaders Conference will take place on Tuesday 9 July 2024 at the Pendulum Conference Centre and Hotel in Manchester.

Fundraising leaders will get the opportunity to connect with peers across the UK to consider the future of hospice income generation, and navigate important strategic challenges.


Complex strategic challenges facing hospice fundraising leaders

Hospice fundraising and income generation leaders are negotiating a range of complex strategic challenges, including:

  • Recruiting, retaining and leading their workforce
  • Seeking new ways of raising and sustaining income 
  • Finding ways to collaborate with other organisations for mutual benefit
  • The cost of living crisis affecting communities' capacity to support their local hospice
  • Increased pressure on hospices to meet the needs of an aging population and the associated increased cost of service provision

All this at the same time as providing leadership and focusing on their own professional development and resilience. 

That’s why Hospice UK continues to hold an annual conference specifically for hospice fundraising and income generation leaders.

This one-day event is a chance for you to:

  • Take a step back from the day-to-day to consider the bigger challenges and develop your strategic thinking
  • Connect with other fundraising and income generation leaders to network and learn from the experience and expertise of others working in this field
  • Spark creative thinking to find new ways of generating income


Delegates talking at the conference

Conference programme

This year's conference themes are Leadership, Innovation, and Collaboration.

With speakers from across the sector and beyond, we will celebrate and share creative thinking and inventive practice.

View the programme
Hospice UK conference tables 2021

Key information

Date: Tuesday 9 July 2024

Time: 8.30am - 5pm approx.

Venue: Pendulum Conference Centre and Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB

Price: Hospice UK Members early bird rate (until 6 May) £170 + VAT:  Non-member rate £200 + VAT

The 2023 winners of the Innovation in Income Generation Award

Innovation in Income Generation Award 2024

Nominations for the Innovation in Income Generation Award 2024 are now open. 

We’re celebrating the innovative ideas and achievements of hospice fundraisers amongst peers and colleagues who understand the unique challenges that hospice fundraising can bring. 

Find out more

Sponsorship opportunities


If you are from a commercial organisation and would like to attend this conference, please contact Paula Sowa to find out more.

Find out more about models of regional collaboration between hospices in New Zealand and the UK

Explore previous conference presentations

Resources from the 2023 fundraising conference are now available to read online.

Read the resources