Masonic Charitable Foundation 2021/22 Hospice Grants – Re-Imaging Day Hospice Services
Closing date: Feb 14, 2022
On behalf of Freemasonry in England and Wales the Masonic Charitable Foundation is proud to be working in partnership with Hospice UK to deliver a programme of local funding that will have a significant and lasting impact on communities across England and Wales.
What is the programme?
The COVID Pandemic created unprecedented challenges for the Hospice sector across the UK. In a matter of days, Hospices had to transform services and care for patients and families facing life-limiting disease in the context of the fear and disruption caused by COVID-19. The sector responded magnificently with hospices remodelling services, redeploying staff and increasing capacity to support patients to remain out of the hospital, whatever their condition or background.
Over the past year or so COVID has forced many Day Hospice Services to close. Hospices are now looking to re-open and start day hospice services for patients both virtually and face-to-face.
This grants programme will fund projects within hospices aimed at re-opening daycare using new approaches to both virtual and safe face-to-face services. This would help to address any urgent needs a hospice might face in delivering its services in a radically changing landscape.
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.
Grants can be used to:
Make better use of technology – building on recent experiences gained during COVID-19, technological innovations offer the opportunity to make transformative shifts in patient-centred care models. However, there is not a one size fits all approach to implementation. Hospices will need to consider a range of opportunities in combination to flexibly meet their specific circumstances.
Projects could include:
- Capital costs for redeveloping a Day Room to include use of technology
- Equipment, marketing/publicity material and resources
- Staff training
- Equipment for patients
- Telephone support
The total available funding in this grant round is £300,000. We expect to award between eight and ten grants in this round.