Information For Trusts & Foundations
What Wigan and Leigh Hospice offers to trusts and foundations
We value our relationship with grant-makers as working together enables us both to achieve our shared goals. We’re committed to ensuring that the grant applications we submit to a trust or foundation enable us to improve our services and facilities, and that any continuation funding received will build on the outcomes of previous awards made to Wigan & Leigh Hospice in our quest for continual improvement.
How grant makers can support us
Trusts and foundations can contribute to key aspects of our hospice’s care through grants to support:
- Service development
- Capital projects
- Hospice core costs
It’s vital that we continue to adapt and develop our services to ensure that we are really meeting the needs of our patients, their carers and relatives. Trust and foundation funding can help us launch or expand palliative care services that support the goals of our Strategic Objectives.
Trust and foundation grants towards the cost of medical equipment, or refurbishments to rooms or buildings, provide invaluable benefits. Past projects have included:
- The National Lottery Community Awards for All Fund funded our Amberswood Wildflower Garden, which is a beautiful area consisting of vibrant wildflowers and fruit trees visible from patients rooms and is an ideal place to sit and reflect.
- The W. G. Edwards Charitable Trust have recently funded a sensory patio garden at the Oak Centre where patients can relax surrounded by sensory plants including lavender, jasmine and ornamental grasses. Patients can socialise, help with planting and grow produce to be used at the Oak Centre.
- The Hospital Saturday Fund have provided funding for 2 syringe pumps and Westfield Charitable Trust have funded 9 syringe pumps for the Inpatients Unit. Syringe pumps are so important for medication to be administered to patients safely and effectively.
- The Wolfson Foundation have funded a canopy for the patients entrance to our Inpatient Unit to protect patients from the elements when they are coming into the Unit.
- The Albert Hunt Trust have provided funding for 40 new duvet covers for the Inpatient Unit
- The Edward Gostling Foundation have funded 9 mattresses for the comfort of patients on the Inpatient Unit
- Morrisons Foundation have provided funding to completely refurbish and fully equip our Cool Room
Hospice core costs
Grants are always needed to help us meet the annual costs involved in running the Hospice and in organising and delivering the services that we provide. Our services are free of charge and include our Inpatient Unit, Outpatient Clinic and Day Service based at the Oak Centre.
For further information about ways in which charitable trusts and foundations can become valued partners of Wigan & Leigh Hospice, please contact our Trust and Foundations Lead Cathy Harper firstname.lastname@example.org 01942 525566 or fill in the form.