Adult and children’s hospices based in England and Wales that are full members of Hospice UK are invited to apply for grant funding.
The Masonic Charitable Foundation and Hospice UK are working together to provide grant funding to 15 local projects across England and Wales that will develop bereavement support to address the needs of local people who are currently under represented.
The aim of the programme is to widen access to hospice bereavement support by developing and extending support to bereaved people who may not have had access to services from their local hospice and other local organisations. The purpose of offering such support is to enhance the well-being of bereaved families or individuals.
The funding encourages new projects to be developed and implemented in partnership with others in order that they complement existing provision and are integrated in systematic ways to reach more people.
The scope of projects could focus on:
The funding will enable hospices to initiate, build or develop locally delivered approaches to bereavement care. This can be achieved through a number of ways:
A total of £300,000 is available for this round with the expectation that 15 local hospices will be awarded grants. Grants of up to £20,000 are available to support projects running over a period of 18 months. This allows for up to three months setup phase and 12 months project delivery, with a further three months to cover any unforeseen delays mid project.
The deadline for applications is 18 January 2019 (5pm).