Partners in hospice care
We are proud to work with some incredible partners to deliver our grant programmes.
In recent years we have partnered with the government, charitable trusts and companies, which have pioneered service innovation across the UK.
A selection of our valued and current partners include:
St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation
St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation has supported Hospice UK since 2012 . The Foundation has funded a grants programme for local hospices, focusing on a different area of care each year. Each theme has the overarching aim of investing in emerging innovations in hospice care, which have the potential to transform how we care for people at the end of life.
Grants from St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation have funded the development of various services including:
Care beyond Cancer
Home Hospice Care
Supported discharge from hospital at the end of life
Heart Failure Care
The Wolfson Foundation is one of our longest-standing supporters, having been a part of our work since 1989. Since 2002, the Wolfson Foundation has funded a programme of UK education bursaries for hospice and care home care professionals. Hospice care has evolved over this time and so its workforce has had to adapt and learn new skills and roles – supported by the Wolfson Foundation’s investment in workforce development.
“This has become my life – it’s not just a job. The course has inspired everything I do at the residential home. The lovely feedback I receive from family members of patients is the biggest reward.”
Sonia Swann, Care Assistant, Holly Lodge Residential Home
The CSIS Charity Fund
The Civil Service Insurance Society (CSIS) Charity Fund has funded a local hospice grant programme with us since 2011. Every project funded has at its core a commitment to benefiting former, serving or retired civil and public servants or their families.
Our partnership with CSIS has supported hospices to make vital improvements to their physical environment and equipment – enhancing the quality of care for patients, their families and carers – without diverting crucial core hospice funds away from delivering care.
Each year the CSIS programme has focused on a particular area of the UK, including:
- Northern Ireland
- South Wales
- Humberside region.
A huge variety of projects have been funded, from the refurbishment of a day care facility to the replacement of a Jacuzzi in a children’s hospice.
The Rank Foundation is another of our long-time supporters. Our partnership began in 1989 and since 2002 the Foundation has given incredible £100,000 per year towards a grants programme for capital projects in local hospices. As with our other capital grants programmes, hospices can only make capital investments if they raise the funds required to do so, except for the most urgent of work. This is especially true when faced with the situation of having to cut services and staff. The long-term investment of the Rank Foundation enables hospices to improve their facilities and prioritise outstanding patient care.
In recent years, the Rank Foundation grant programme has focused on different annual themes to ensure that funding is targeted where it is needed most.
Themes have included:
- home hospice care - with a focus on technological advancement and innovative pilot projects
- hospice-enabled dementia care
- rehabilitation - which not only helped hospices to make physical improvements to provide better rehabilitative care but also supported an important step-change in the understanding and support of rehabilitative care in hospices
If you would like to find out more about our grants programmes, please contact Karl Benn, our Head of Grants.