We have a good track record of working with grant-making trusts and foundations to help fund specific activities at the hospice and in the community.

Trusts and foundations have helped to fund:

  • specific services or projects, such as our toy home loan service
  • salary costs including specialist nurses and health care support workers
  • equipment costs such as cots and hoists
  • capital costs including the refurbishment of rooms or new buildings in our grounds
  • unrestricted funds for areas of greatest need

Funders, such as The Pears Foundation choose to make grants over a number of years and contribute to our core costs. Long-term commitments such as these ensure a sustainable future for our services and allow us to plan effectively for the future.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation

Provided capital funding for a purpose-built music therapy room and musical instruments in our Holistic Care Centre.  This enabled us to expand our music therapy work which helps our children to communicate, make music and have lots of fun.

BBC Children in Need Appeal

We have recently been successful in receiving our second, three-year grant from CIN. This funding pays for a healthcare support worker who is a vital link between our families and the hospice. She ensures all our children who come for respite or day care get the most out of each activity while they are with us.

The Sobell Foundation

Our physiotherapy service helps to keep our children more mobile and out of wheelchairs for longer. The Sobell Foundation is part-funding this key service over the next three years.

Epic Foundation

The Epic Foundation is a fairly new international grant funder, and they have been supporting us since January 2016 with unrestricted grant funding.  We were one of only 20 organisations worldwide to be selected in the first funding round.  This is much appreciated, as it enables us to use their grant most effectively and use the funds where they are most needed.

The Fowler, Smith and Jones Charitable Trust

The Fowler, Smith and Jones Charitable Trust is an Essex based trust who has supported us over several years. This year it has given us a contribution towards the expansion of our Music Therapy Service.


To discuss a grant or project idea please contact:

Gary Taylor
Trusts and Grants Manager
020 8498 5848