The Society for Disabled Artists (SODA) Bursaries are open to hospice and palliative care professionals employed within hospices and will fund study to gain Art and Music Therapy qualifications.

Individuals can apply for a maximum of 50% of course or module fees, up to £1,500 in any one year – subject to funds being available.   


Eligible Individuals


All applicants must be a hospice or palliative care professional working in an eligible organisation.  Roles include:

  • Allied Health Professional (Including Art Therapist and Music Therapist)
  • Nurse
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Doctor
  • Social Worker
  • Bereavement Counsellor
  • Spiritual Care Worker
  • Pharmacist
  • Complementary Therapists.

Applicants would need to demonstrate how the course would improve patient outcomes.

Eligible Organisations


Hospices that are members of Hospice UK based in the UK, the Channel Islands or Isle of Man.

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

Eligible Courses


A list of eligible courses is provided in the Guidance and Criteria document listed below. If your course is not included, please contact the Grants Team at Hospice UK to discuss eligibility for funding before you apply.

General Criteria


Please read carefully the Guidance and Criteria document for the SODA Bursaries, listed below. 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

- Bursary Guidance and Criteria

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

- How to claim your Bursary

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In order to offer the SODA Bursary programme we are grateful to the generous funding received from the Society for Disabled Artists.     

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.