Funding to Address Inequality & Widen Access to Hospice Care – 8th February 2021 (England, Wales, the Channel Islands & the Isle of Man)

Adult and children’s hospices based in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man can apply for grants of up to £35,000 to enable them to undertake proactive community engagement to dispel myths and misconceptions about hospice care, and to ensure that services on offer are culturally appropriate.

The Masonic Foundation has made £450,000 available through their 2020/21 Hospice Grants – Improving Equality and Diversity in Hospice Care, to fund projects that seek to address inequality and widen access to hospice care for groups of particular concern such as people over the age of 85, black and minority ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and socially deprived communities.

Grants of up to £35,000 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.

Eligible costs could include:

  • Staff salary. Funding can cover full-time or part-time staffing or a combination of both
  • Equipment, marketing/publicity material and resources
  • Venue hire
  • Travel
  • Staff training

Total available funding in this grant round is £450,000. The Foundation expect to award between eleven and fifteen grants to local hospices in this round.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 8th February 2021.

Useful Links:

Application guidance and criteria

Outline of application questions – for reference.  Use this to help draft the answers in Word before adding them to the online form.


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