Albert Hunt Trust - Hospice Grants 2018

Closing date: Sep 10, 2018

Living and Dying Well with Conditions other than Cancer

What is the programme?

Access to hospice and other forms of expert palliative and end of life care is currently inequitable. People with conditions such as dementia, heart and liver failure, lung disease and frailty, who would benefit greatly from such care, are not seen by or referred to hospice care services in the volumes that reflect the incidence of these conditions across the population of the UK.

Current estimates suggest that approximately 75% of adults approaching the end-of-life may benefit from palliative care. More palliative care support is likely to be required for some illnesses and clinical syndromes, such as multimorbidity, chronic progressive illnesses with long disease courses, and diseases with complex symptoms. Healthcare services will therefore need to adapt to provide more responsive services for changing populations.

There is also a need for palliative care for children and young people with life limiting conditions and more work is needed to understand what is needed and when.

The aim of this grant programme is to inspire and fund hospice projects that will make a tangible difference to adults, children and young people and their families living and dying with conditions other than cancer.

To underpin the programme aims, we are looking to support projects which reduce the barriers and blocks to hospice care and enable care for:

  • elderly people (80+ years) living and dying with conditions others than cancer
  • children or young people living with life limiting conditions others than cancer.


Grants of up to £30,000 are available to support projects running over a period of 18 months. This allows for up to 3 months setup phase and 12 months project delivery – with a further 3 months to cover any unforeseen delays mid project.  

The grants will enable hospices to initiate or build on a hospice enabled approach to supporting people and their families living and dying with conditions other than cancer. This can be through a number of ways:

  • Putting into practice the recommendations or findings from local scoping exercise
  • Piloting a new project based on a robust needs assessment
  • Adapting existing activities where, through the investment of additional resources, greater impact can be achieved through adoption of new roles and approaches.
  • Responding to national policy or research evidence.

Available funding

Total available funding in this grant round is £250,000. We expect to award between twelve and fifteen grants in this round.


The deadline for applications is 17:00 on 10 September 2018. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been successful by  mid October 2018.

Eligibility criteria

Eligible organisations are based in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.  They are full member:

  • adult hospices
  • children’s hospices.

Unfortunately due to funder restrictions hospices based in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man are not eligible under this programme.

What is not eligible?

Non-eligible pieces of work include:

  • activities such as undertaking a needs analysis or mapping exercise
  • a continuation of an existing service – unless this application is to build on or adapt the service
  • work that has already started before September 2018 – although if you ran a clearly identified pilot phase before this date, you are not precluded from making an application to develop it further
  • isolated pieces of equipment not related to the proposed work
  • direct salary costs for tasks not related to the project – the aim is to release the applicant from some of their duties to undertake the proposed work.
  • due to funder restrictions this programme is not open to hospices based in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man.

How to Apply 

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For more details on this programme, please read:

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


An outline timetable for the programme is given below. 

  • July - Open programme
  • 10 September - Deadline for submission of applications - at 17:00 
  • Early October - Major Grants Committee meet to allocate funding
  • Mid October - all applicants to be notified of decisions
  • End January - Project Lead Day


Grant holders are required to acknowledge the Albert Hunt Trust and Hospice UK in any information that is circulated about the project. This includes e.g. conference presentations, reports, publications and articles that arise from the work.

Albert Hunt Trust

The Albert Hunt Trust aims to promote and enhance the physical and mental welfare of individuals, or groups of individuals, excluding research or the diagnosis and treatment of specific medical conditions, by the distribution of trust funds, at the sole and absolute discretion of the trustees, to charities registered in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, that are actively engaged in that field of work. 

Hospice UK

Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice care. Everything we do aims to support hospices to provide more incredible care for more people. Our vision is for everyone facing the end of life, whoever they are and where ever they may be, to have the best possible care.

Further information

Please visit our website or contact the Grants Team if you have any questions or if you need further information:


Telephone: 020 7520 8277

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