To apply for a grant, please first check the Frequently Asked Questions below. Then, download and read the Grant Application Guidelines that apply to you or your organisation. We provide grants to individuals, organisations and medical electives. If you’re happy you meet the requirements, please Apply Online from this page.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Hospital Saturday Fund will consider giving grants to registered medical health charities within the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
The Hospital Saturday Fund will also consider giving grants to individuals within the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
For medically related charities, hospitals, hospices and medical clinics:
The Hospital Saturday Fund will consider giving grants towards medical capital projects, medical care or research and in support of medical training. The Hospital Saturday Fund will also consider grants for running costs.
The Hospital Saturday Fund will consider giving partial or full grants to individuals for the following:
- Specialised mobility equipment, wheelchairs, mobility scooters, car adaptions, medical appliances and aids, hearing aids, nebulisers, specialised vision aids, specialised computer equipment, therapeutic equipment/treatment, orthopaedic beds, mattresses or pillows, riser /recliners chairs, lift hoist/aids.
- Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Acupuncture, Speech Therapy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic treatment, Reflexology, Massage Therapy and Aromatherapy.
- Home adaptations, walk in showers, accessibility adaptations to bathrooms, access ramps, non-slip flooring, stair lifts.
- Respite breaks at a therapeutic centre.
What is Not Funded?
Applications from organisations:
The Hospital Saturday Fund does not give grants to:
- Charitable projects outside the UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Republic of Ireland.
- Organisations that are not registered with one of: The Charity Commission for England and Wales, HM Revenue & Customs, The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man General Registry, the appropriate regulatory body in the Channel Islands or the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland.
- Organisations carrying out non-medically related activities.
Applications from individuals:
The Hospital Saturday Fund does not give grants to individuals for the following:
- Treatment outside the UK and Ireland.
- Financial assistance.
- Transport costs to hospitals/clinics.
- In-home care or care home costs.
- Private hospital admission or treatment.
- Experimental drugs/medication (those not recommended by N.I.C.E).
- Purchase of a car.
- Building works to either inside or outside of the home, painting, decorating, any gardening works.
- New furniture or replacing existing furnishings.
- Installation or maintenance of any heating system.
- New or replacement carpets, electrical household goods (e.g. washing machines, bed linen, dishwashers, tumble dryers, ovens, microwaves, fridges etc).
- Holidays/trips abroad/religious pilgrimages.
- Repayment of loans or credit card debts, utility bills for household expenses (e.g. gas, water, telephone, etc), rent or mortgage arrears.
- Education or tuition fees.
- Funeral expenses.
- Driving lessons.
Grant Application Guidelines
Apply Online – Coronavirus – As of 20th March 2020, we are no longer accepting grant applications
The Hospital Saturday Fund has currently suspended its grant-making for new applications due to the current situation with the coronavirus outbreaks and its impact on our work. For those charities and individuals who have already submitted applications, these will be held over to be considered at the next meeting, currently scheduled for August. The Hospital Saturday Fund will be in contact with all applicants when a decision has been made.
Thank you for your patience.
Please click buttons above to apply online.
*Grant meetings are held quarterly so there may be a delay in receiving a response.
Need help? Please contact us:
The Hospital Saturday Fund
24 Upper Ground
London SE1 9PD
The Hospital Saturday Fund is keen to detect fraud. Any suspicions will be reported to the police, Charity Commission and any other relevant authorities.
Is your charity within London’s M25?
Partners for Health – A joint grant programme for 2019
We run a grant making partnership with London Catalyst and Sir Halley Stewart Trust. The programme offers grants up to £10,000 to registered charities within the M25 area of London. We will be re-opening the programme to applications in 2020. Find out more