Innovation in Income Generation

The Innovation in Income Generation award recognises the importance of innovation in income generation. We are looking for applications that have demonstrated innovative practice in income generation and which have raised significant income to support the work of a hospice or palliative care organisation.

We'll be announcing our winners on Thursday 23 November at 5.10pm - follow our Facebook page for a live video stream!

St Catherine's Hospice in Preston won the Income Generation award in 2016

Applications can come from a range of projects such as:

  • Fundraising
  • Lotteries
  • Retail
  • Social enterprise activity.

General criteria and guidance

  1. Enter by completing the Hospice UK Awards entry form.
  2. Entries will consist of an introductory statement of 650 characters (including spaces) followed by a statement of no more than 3,500 characters (including spaces), as to why the entrant feels his or her organisation should win. The statement should be based on the information outlined below. Entrants may also submit supporting information such as relevant literature, media coverage, etc. Extra info should be e-mailed to clearly identifying which entry it refers to.
  3. Each entry will be judged by a panel appointed by Hospice UK.
  4. Each category will have a winner, with no runners up.
  5. Full Members and Subscribers of Hospice UK are eligible to enter.
  6. No one employed by Hospice UK may enter the awards.
  7. Projects should have been initiated or be completed during the twelve month period up to end August 2017.
  8. By entering these awards, entrants agree to work with Hospice UK to develop a case study about their project which can be shared with other hospice and palliative care organisations.
  9. In certain circumstances, if the standard of entries is considered not high enough, the judges may elect not to make a particular award.
  10. The closing date for entries in all categories is 27 September 2017.
  11. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence can be entered into.

Suggested information to include in your entry

How original was the innovation?

  • Was it a new concept or a variation of an existing idea?
  • Was it developed independently or in cooperation with others?

What was the impact of the innovation?

  • How profitable was the project?
  • How far has it created a new long term source of income?
  • How far has it created increased public awareness of hospice and palliative care?


  • Can this innovation be applied to other hospice and palliative care organisations?

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