Getting to the heart of the matter…what you need to know about the 2017 St James’s Place Foundation grants

Categories: Care.

Thanks to the generous support of St James’s Place Foundation, individual grants of up to £40,000 are available to support projects focused on heart failure care, running over a period of 18 months. They will enable hospices to initiate or build on a hospice-enabled approach to heart failure care.

Why should you apply?

People with heart failure, and those family members and friends who care for them, have a high burden of unmet palliative care needs with poor access to hospice services.  Although there are examples of hospices providing care for people with heart failure, the vast majority of people cared for by hospices are still those with cancer. This is despite emerging evidence that people with heart failure benefit from specialist palliative care. By enabling a hospice approach for this group of people, we hope that the quality of life and death will be improved for them and a current serious inequity in care addressed.

Applicants are encouraged to refer to Heart Failure and Hospice Care (May 2017) for established ideas and examples.

How to get started

Check out our call for applications. It will give you all the information you need about the programme.

Have a read of Heart Failure and Hospice Care (May 2017) for established ideas and examples and use it within your own application.

Join us on Tuesday 13 June: 8-9pm for a @hospiceuk #HUKHF Tweet chat to find out more about the programme

Ask the Team on Friday 16 June 10am to 3pm more specific questions about your proposal. The grants and clinical teams will be available all day to answer more specific questions related to your bid. 

You can contact us via e-mail or phone into 020 75208200 and leave a message for the grants or clinical team.

Submit your application by 5pm on Monday 26 June 2017. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been successful at the end of July 2017.

Eligibility criteria

Eligible organisations are full member hospices based in the UK.  Please note, due to funder restrictions this programme is not open to Marie Curie or Sue Ryder hospices.

How to Apply 

You can apply using the online application form on our website

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