This Living and Dying Well with Conditions other than Cancer Programme from Hospice UK is funded by the Albert Hunt Trust. The aim of the 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.
Grants awarded 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 by, for example:
- 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.
The trust is 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 from a total pot of £250,000 to support projects running over a period of 18 months which will cover 3 months setup phase, 12 months project delivery and a further 3 months to cover any unforeseen delays mid project. It is expected that up to 15 projects will be funded.
Full members of Hospice UK that are adult or children’s hospices based in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland are eligible to apply. Note that due to funder restrictions hospices based in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man are not eligible under this programme.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on 10 September 2018. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been successful by mid October 2018.