Palliative Care and Hospices

Palliative Care and Hospices

The Wolfson Foundation has funded palliative care since the early days of the modern hospice movement in the 1960s. The Foundation's grants have helped to fund the capital infrastructure underpinning the expansion of the movement, as well as research and teaching, encouraging high quality palliative care both generally and within hospices. Over the past five years nearly £6 million has been allocated to 70 projects.

We support hospices which are providing excellent services related to either training or patient care. Grants are awarded towards new buildings, refurbishments and equipment, with the aim of producing the following outcomes:

  1. Increased access to services for new and existing users
  2. Improved quality and range of services
  3. Improved financial stability of the organisation


A full list of exclusions is available here.

Applications for this programme can be made via the link to the right.

Occasional grants are made to fund research into palliative care. These applications should be submitted under the Foundation's programme for funding medical research.

The Foundation also has a programme of funding for the training of palliative care medical staff, administered by Hospice UK. This recognises the importance of on-going training and also that many palliative care organisations struggle to find the necessary funding for this important, core cost.



Click below for our online
stage 1 application form

Please ensure you have first read the relevant programme section and general advice on applying, via the menus to the left.