The Hospice Care Home Training programme consists of courses and study days, focused specifically on dementia care for people approaching the end of life, run by a hospice (or group of hospices).

Courses would be for local care home staff in order to raise the level of dementia care, knowledge and skills in the hospice’s own area of operation. 

What is the programme?


The purpose of the education and training is to: 

  • encourage increased collaboration, sharing of knowledge and good practice across hospice and care home 

  • address unmet education and training needs cost effectively within hospices’ immediate region  

  • have a direct impact on patient care for those with a diagnosis of dementia who have palliative care needs. 

The programme aims to encourage greater collaboration and interchange of ideas amongst staff in hospices and in care homes.  As such, the funding may not be used to subsidise in-house training.  



Grants of up to £2,000 per course are available to a hospice to run a training course at free or heavily discounted cost to care home staff. The aim being to make education and training as inexpensive and widely available as possible to care home staff.  

Total budget for programme £50,000 

Funding will be allocated on a first come, first served basis until the budget is fully allocated. 

The proposed work 


The Hospice Care Home Training programme will contribute towards the cost of courses and study days, focused specifically on dementia care, run by a hospice (or group of hospices).  Courses would be for local care home staff in order to raise the level of dementia care in the hospice’s own area of operation. 

Courses need to be CPD accredited. 

Number, frequency and timing of applications


A hospice may submit more than one application during the year and may apply for funding to run repeat sessions of courses that have taken place before – or that have received funding previously. 

Hospices are eligible for a maximum of two grants per year. A grant may be for a series of events, e.g. a series of workshops on dementia and palliative care in care homes. 

Applications must be received at least one month before the training takes place as funding will not be awarded retrospectively. 


Applicant’s responsibilities


Applicants should accept responsibility for: 

  • assessing the need 

  • planning, promoting and administering the education or training 

  • advertising the event as being supported by Hospice UK/ Wolfson Foundation  

  • conducting the education or training 

  • providing, on completion, an account of expenditure using the Claim Form 

  • providing, on completion, a summary of participants’ evaluations and an analysis of their professional backgrounds and place of work using the evaluation form. 

NB: Grants must be claimed within 12 months of their being awarded, Hospice UK reserves the right to withdraw funding on grants in excess of twelve months. 

Eligible costs


For the purpose of this grant programme, activities would normally incur costs over a variety of items, which could include:  

  • Teaching Costs 

  • Travel Costs 

  • Administrative Costs 

  • Venue Hire / Training Facilities 

  • Catering Costs 

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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 – for reference.  Use this to help you draft your answers in Word before adding them to the online form.

If you have any queries regarding your course and its eligibility, please contact the Grants Team at Hospice UK. 

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Applications can be submitted at anytime, but must be at least one month before the course start date.  This will allow us to assess your application and let you know if you have been successful before running the course.

Where a grant is made, it will be based on the submitted budget and will not be increased if the final expenditure is greater than estimated or if the income is less than projected.