PLEASE NOTE: Hospice UK is implementing a new grants management system.  The new grant system will be live on our website week commencing 4 December.  You can still access each grant programme’s information and criteria, along with a PDF version of the application questions. You can use these to help you prepare your application.

These FAQs will help you apply for our grants.

The programme aims to support the professional development of individual staff, significantly increasing their expertise in the work they do, rather than training or updating them in the basic skills needed for their role.

Wolfson Professional Development Grants (PDGs) can be used to cover fees for university accredited palliative care courses including degree, masters and PhD level programmes and modules from the same. Some palliative care conferences may also be included.

Eligible individuals


All applicants must be working in an eligible organisation as either a:

  • Nurse
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Doctor
  • Allied Health Professional
  • Social Worker

Eligible organisations

  • Hospices that are members of Hospice UK

We encourage matched funding to be committed by the hospice or raised from another funder.

General criteria


Please read carefully the criteria for the Wolfson Professional Development Grants - Hospice Staff. This will outline details of what is, and what is not, eligible for funding.

You should apply using the online application form. Full details and access to the online application form is available below.

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How to apply

Please select the below Apply Now button and select Start an Application. Note, as outlined above, we are moving to a new grants management system, which will be live from w/c 4 December, when applications will resume.

Professional Development Grant guidance and criteria - Hospice Staff

Example of application form questions - to be used as reference only

How to claim your grant

Information about the new system



In order to offer the Wolfson Professional Development Grant programme we are dependent on the generous funding received from the Wolfson Foundation.

The Wolfson Foundation provides significant funding each year towards this programme.  

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.