Grants of up to £40,000 are being made available to help UK hospices provide palliative and end-of-life care for people who are terminally ill and dying at home.
These grants aims to encourage hospices to expand their services to new client groups as well as their carers/families, by funding small innovative projects that will make a difference to people dying at home.
The funding, which is being provided by the St. James's Place Charitable Foundation, and administered by Hospice UK, will support between 12 and 15 grants totaling £500,000.
Examples of the types of projects that could be supported include:
- hospice care at home
- early identification – hospice and GPs
- rapid discharge from hospital to home
- 24/7 single point of contact – phoneline / advice service
- volunteers and support for family carers in the home
- psychiatry - dealing with distress at end of life.
- at-home support for patients with neurological diseases, the elderly and those with frailty
The funding is available to adult and children's hospices that are members of Hospice UK.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 29th January 2024. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been successful in mid March 2024.