The programme aims to help hospices to implement measures that will reduce their impact on the environment and to deliver sustainable healthcare. 

What is the programme?


The Rank Foundation grant programme is to support projects that have a direct impact to patients and their families in adult member hospices.

In 2022 the theme is Environmental Improvements.

The programme aims to help hospices to implement measures that will reduce their impact on the environment and to deliver sustainable healthcare.



Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects that will reduce a hospice’s impact on the environment and enable a hospice to deliver sustainable healthcare.

The programme is primarily to support capital costs. However, revenue costs that help deliver the capital activity can be included in the project costs. Nevertheless, revenue costs must not be the primary expense.

The proposed work


It is important that the project should demonstrate a direct impact on patients and their families.

Types of projects could include:

Digital transformation

  • Expanding the use of telemedicine to deliver some care remotely


  • Solar Panels
  • Ground source heat pumps
  • Energy efficient LED lighting

Food and nutrition

  • Reducing overall food waste and ensuring the provision of healthier, locally sourced and seasonal menus high in fruits and vegetables. (Could include developing hospice garden/allotment and greenhouses.)

The above examples are for guidance only and we encourage applicants to be innovative.

Available funding


Total available funding in this round is £100,000 and we are looking to make five to eight grants in this round.



Eligible organisations are independent adult hospices that are members of Hospice UK and based in the UK, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

Hospices awarded a Rank Foundation grant in the past two years are not eligible to apply (the exception to this is the funding Rank managed on behalf of DCMS for COVID-related funding).



The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Friday, 20 January 2023. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been successful in early March 2023.



An outline timetable for the programme is given below. 

  • 20 January 2023 - Deadline for submission of applications 17:00
  • Mid-February - Major Grants Committee meet to allocate funding
  • Early March - all applicants to be notified of decisions.
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How to apply

Please select the below Apply Now button and select Start an Application.

For more details on this programme, please read:

Application guidance and criteria

Outline of application questions. Use this to help you draft your answers before adding them to the online form. 

How to apply online - the process to submit your application

Only one application per grant round will be considered from each hospice.

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This grant programme has been made possible by the Rank Foundation. Since 2002 it has provided funds to support special capital projects in adult independent voluntary hospices.

The Rank Foundation would like to emphasise that, due of the availability of this funding programme, they will not consider any direct applications from hospices or hospice led projects based in the UK.

If you have any problems with the online form, or if you have any other queries about this grant programme, please contact the Grants Team at Hospice UK.