We are incredibly grateful for the support of a number of grant-making Trusts and Foundations who help Haven House in several ways from funding items of equipment, individual staff roles, core costs and capital projects.

Special thanks to:

Pears Foundation

We are currently in receipt of a multi-year grant from Pears Foundation towards our core costs. Unrestricted core funding is worth more to us than simply its monetary value, as it gives us much needed flexibility and is essential for any organisation to be resilient, responsive and to grow.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation

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The Amy Winehouse Foundation provided capital funding for our specialist Music Therapy room at the hospice. Music Therapy helps to address individual physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs, based on the belief that we can all respond to and appreciate music, despite disability or illness. We are currently in receipt of a further grant from the Foundation to develop Music Therapy at home, to ensure we support all those who would benefit, regardless of whether they are able to attend the hospice.

BBC Children in Need Appeal

We have recently been awarded a third three-year grant from BBC Children in Need to fund the cost of employing a Healthcare Support Worker. Our Healthcare Support Workers support our Nursing staff and provide a vital link between Haven House and the families we support. They work in partnership with families to establish the individual needs of the child/young person and the needs of the wider family and play a role in delivering this via stimulating play, music and respite. This could include management of enteral feeding/personal care at home as well as memory making at end of life and achieving wishes and dreams.

Please click here to read about Stacey, one of our Healthcare Support Workers whose post is funded by a three-year grant from BBC Children in Need.

Epic Foundation

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Epic is a global nonprofit startup which provides solutions to make giving the norm. Epic leverages impact and giving solutions for individuals and corporations to support high-impact social organisations tackling youth and children issues globally. Epic strictly partners on a pro bono basis so that 100% of the money received goes to Epic portfolio organisations.

Haven House has been supported since 2016 with unrestricted grant funding and to date it is one of just 5 UK based organisations to be supported by Epic and one of only 30 worldwide.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

The development and promotion of palliative and hospice care has been an area of interest for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation as part of its grant making in the area of Health, with substantial grants made for research and practices in the US and Europe. Representatives of the Foundation visited Haven House in 2017, and discussed our new Hospice at Home project, then in its early stages. Later in the same year, following its official evaluation process, we were delighted to receive a multi-year grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, to help us develop this vital project, enabling us to bring Hospice Services into the community and to those most in need.

The Story of Christmas

The Story of Christmas has supported four capital projects at Haven House over the past few years. These are:

  • A new consultation room in our Holistic Care Centre – this provides a private space for families to meet Haven House staff.
  • A new Cafe’ – parents whose children are attending the Holistic Care Centre previously had to wait in our busy reception area during the sessions. As such, we adapted the area surrounding our kitchen into a café, enabling us to provide an enhanced environment for parents and families. This enables parents to stay and talk, to us and other parents.
  • Re-location of our Specialist Bereavement Suite to a more suitable location within the hospice, adjoining our family flat and away from the children’s bedrooms
  • Installation of a new ‘Interactive Discovery Room’ to enable all children at the hospice to benefit from state-of-the-art multi-sensory experiences, including Music Therapy, Physiotherapy and Yoga Therapy.

To discuss a grant or project idea please contact:

Gary Taylor

Trusts and Grants Manager 

020 8498 5848