Adult hospices across the UK (which are full members of Hospice UK) are eligible to apply for the Rank Foundation grant programme, while only hospices in Scotland may apply for the CSiS grant.
The theme for this year’s Rank Foundation grant is dementia care, with the foundation looking to award grants of up to £10,000 to projects which focus on caring for older people living with dementia. The total available funding is £100,000.
Examples of eligible projects include refurbishment of bedrooms, bathrooms, dining rooms, day areas or other common spaces. Projects based on investment in capital items to support the care of older people with dementia – such as cutlery, talking alarm clocks, audio/visual storytelling, diversionary therapy equipment and multi-sensory equipment – are also welcomed.
The CSiS grant, donated by the CSiS Charity Fund, an independent charity linked to the Civil Service Insurance Society, has a total of £50,000 available – this amount may be offered to one project or split among several projects.
It is intended that the grant funds refurbishment or new build projects, or equipment purchase or home care services for hospices in Scotland. Additionally, projects must benefit former, serving or retired civil and public servants or their families.
Both grant programmes are open until 13 November 2015. More information about both programmes, and other grants that hospices can apply for, can be found on the Hospice UK website.