What we want to fund
The Royal Free Charity supports projects and activities which will benefit patients and staff within the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, where support is not available through public funding.
Our key priorities are:
- to provide grants which directly improve the patient experience at the Royal Free hospitals
- to fund pioneering medical research that enhances the national and international standing of the Royal Free hospitals
Funding is given to areas such as:
- Staff training and development
- State of the art equipment
- Improvements to the patient experience
What we cannot fund
We do not fund projects which:
- are normally funded by the NHS
- are not related to the Royal Free Hospitals
- are of no direct benefit to the patients and staff of the Royal Free Hospitals
- have access to adequate funding from a special purpose fund.
Who can apply?
Anyone working in the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust is eligible to apply for a grant. If you have an idea that you think would benefit from a Charity grant, you should speak to your head of department as their approval will be needed on the grant application form.
How to apply
To make an application, complete the grant application form.
You will also need to write a letter on headed notepaper which should include details of:
- how much you are applying for
- what this will pay for, the need you have identified and how this fills it
- how this fulfils the Charity’s criteria outline above
- confirmation that this is not funded by the NHS
- how you intend to measure the outcomes and effects of the project
- an outline budget, including funding to be received from any other source
- your timeframe
The letter should be countersigned by your head of department to confirm their agreement to the application. Please also provide your contact details (telephone number and email address).
Please send your application to: Fay Dawes, Royal Free Charity, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG.