Grant Programmes

The Trustees aim to fulfil Sir Jules Thorn’s vision to make life easier for the sick and disadvantaged through a range of grant programmes designed to help UK registered charities achieve objectives which are consistent with the Trust’s priorities.


Resources for grant-making are allocated each year and distributed competitively.

In some instances, such as grants for Medical Research, applications are by invitation only.

Applications for Medically Related Donations, and for the Ann Rylands Small Donation Programme are accepted from any charity which considers it meets the criteria.

Applications for the Hospice Fund are accepted from any Hospice which is a registered charity who considers that it meets the criteria.

If you would like to learn more about each Programme, please follow the links above.