Imperial Health Charity
Online Application Portal
We are an independent charity that raises and manages money for clinical research and healthcare projects at the five hospitals making up Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust ("NHS Trust") in London: Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, St Mary’s and Western Eye hospitals. Excellent patient care lies at the heart of everything we do. Our aim is to be at the forefront of healthcare innovation through the projects, research and studies that we fund, so that patients can continue to be given the best healthcare service at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and across the broader NHS.
Our Grants Programme
Applications can be submitted by members of Trust staff under the following grant schemes:
Imperial Health Charity is passionate about improving patient care and supporting staff development at the five London hospitals of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
Dresden Hardship Fund - up to £2,000 per application
The current 2018/19 fund will close at noon on Wednesday 27 March 2019. Trust staff can apply for new grants in the 2019/20 financial year from Monday 1 April 2019.The grants team will deal with any urgent requests between these dates and consider applications retrospectively. If you have any queries please contact the grants team at email@example.com.
Funding is available to support patients and families in critical need during their time in hospital. Funding requests need to be submitted by a member of on behalf of a patient currently receiving treatment at one of the Trust’s five hospitals.
Applications are accepted year-round with no formal deadlines.
Small Grants Fund - up to £5,000
The Small Grants Fund is now closed and will reopen for applications from Monday 1 April 2019.
Before you apply to the Small Grants Fund, we advise you to first complete a Pre-application Advice form. This can be downloaded here. This will enable the Grants team to decide if you should be applying to the Fund or to a different Charity funding programme. Once you have received our permission in writing to apply to the Fund, you can proceed with your online application.
Funding is available for bright ideas that aim to improve the patient experience in wards, departments or across the Trust, and towards staff amenities where appropriate. Applications are accepted year-round. Applications below £2,000 will be assessed within two weeks; applications between £2,000 and £10,000 will be assessed quarterly in a financial year. The closing date of the final round for this financial year is 15th February 2019.
Research Fellowships - up to £65,000 per application
The Research Fellowship programme for the 2019/2020 cohort is now closed. Applications for the 2020/2021 cohort will open from Tuesday 1 October 2019 and close at noon on Friday 17 January 2020.
Funding is available to medics and non-medics to undertake a period of pre-doctoral research for one year. Applicants must hold an NHS employment contract noting they must currently deliver services, and plan to undertake their proposed research project, for the benefit of patients at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and/or surrounding communities. The funding call opens annually.
Special Purpose Funds
The charity oversees 400 donor-gifted funds each with a specific purpose to support a particular ward, department, area of research, service or group of patients. The Charity Team, Trustees and designated Special Fund Advisors identify ways to utilise the individual funds to make a real difference to the Trust’s work in line with donors’ wishes. Click here to find out more.
A charity registered in England and Wales, No 1166084