This grant scheme, available to registered or exempt charities, is for capital expenditure to support innovation. Grants given under the Medically Related Donations scheme are awarded annually and are for capital projects only. The application process operates competitively, with a triage of short preliminary applications, followed by submission of detailed applications, and, where appropriate, site visits.
This grant scheme is for capital expenditure to support innovation in one of two areas:
The Trust is not prescriptive in defining the nature of bids which may qualify for funding but, where applicable, applicants are expected to explain clearly and convincingly:
Depending on the availability of resources, the Trustees hope to allocate up to £1.5 million in total annually to this scheme. It is likely that approximately four awards will be made each year, across the two areas of priority. The Trust may fund a project completely, or make a contribution towards the funding of a larger project. Where the Trust is considering a contribution towards a larger project, the Trustees will take a particular interest in the criteria concerning innovation and the transformational impact of any specific elements of the project that might be funded by the Trust.
There is a two-stage application process:
The Trustees will undertake short-listing at their summer meeting, which is usually held in May or June.
The ‘case for support’ should not exceed 10 sides of A4 with a minimum font size of 11.
Before applying, applicants should ensure that they have read the guidelines for this programme.
A visit may be made to shortlisted applicants after the detailed case for support has been submitted. The Trust may seek comments from independent reviewers.
A final decision will be made by the Trustees and decisions communicated to applicants in December.
Applicants should contact the Trust, should they have any further questions on [email protected].
More information about previous awards given under this grant programme can be found on the Previous Awards section of our website.