Hospice UK Rank Foundation Awards 2020

5th February 2020

Description

Hospice UK supports hospices in the UK in their vital work on the frontline of caring for people facing the end of life and caring for their families. 

The charity is offering support for projects that improve the physical environment within which hospices deliver care. The programme is primarily to support capital costs but revenue costs that help deliver the capital activity can be included in the project costs – however revenue costs must not be the primary expense.

It is important that the project should demonstrate a direct impact to patients and their families. In 2020 the theme is Enhancing Wellbeing.

Adult hospices based in the UK that are full members of Hospice UK are eligible under this scheme.

Total available funding for the current round is £100,000 and grants of up to £20,000 are available.

The deadline for applications is 23 March 2020.

Support for capital projects in adult hospices in the UK that are members of Hospice UK.  Projects should have a direct impact on older patients.

Objectives of Fund

The Hospice UK Rank Foundation programme aims to support capital projects in adult member hospices that have a direct impact on older patients.

The theme in 2020 is Enhancing Wellbeing.

Value Notes

Total available funding for the current round £100,000.

Grants of up to £20,000 are available.

Who Can Apply

Adult hospices based in the UK that are full members of Hospice UK are eligible under this scheme.

Restrictions

Examples of the kind of project that would not be eligible include the following:

  • Refurbishment of staff rooms or other non-patient facilities
  • Staff training or any other revenue activity
  • Information technology, including IPads/tablets/PCs which do not directly benefit older people with dementia
  • Medical equipment
  • Routine maintenance that has no noticeable effect on the care environment
  • Requests for isolated pieces of equipment not related to capital or the care of older people with dementia
  • Applications for work that forms part of a much larger project
  • Work that has started before March 2020.

Eligible Expenditure

Types of project could include:

1. Converting underused space or renovate existing space into:

  • Family kitchenette/counselling room
  • Private areas/quiet areas for relatives including gardens
  • The creation of bereavement suite
  • Improvements to mortuary viewing areas
  • Enlarging bedrooms to allow extended families to visit
  • Using art to ‘bring the outside in’ to public areas.

2. Increasing the therapeutic value of outside areas. Such as:

  • Create kitchen gardens/raised beds/sensory garden
  • Seating and outside furniture
  • Paths and walkways – facilitating patient access to the outdoors (e.g. wheelchair)
  • Bedroom door improvements to allow beds to be taken outside
  • Social and Therapeutic Horticulture projects (STH) – using plants and miniature hand made gardens to improve physical and mental health.

How To Apply

The deadline for applications is 23 March 2020.

Applicants must register on the online application portal to submit an online application form.

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