Imperial Health Charity

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Our vision

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:

Dresden Hardship Fund - up to £2,000 per application
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.

Research Fellowships - up to £50,000 per application
Funding is available to both medics and non-medics looking to undertake a period of pre-doctoral research for one year. Applications for the 2018/19 round have now closed. The funding call opens annually. Applications for the 2019/2020 round will open November 2018.

Small Grants Fund - up to £5,000 per application
Funding is available for bright ideas that aim to improve the patient experience in wards, departments or across the Trust, and also towards staff amenities where appropriate. Applications are accepted year-round with no formal deadlines.

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

Get started

In order to apply for a grant you need to create an account with us. To create a new account, please click on "Register" and follow the instructions.


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