Patient Support Grant
To assist small charities and patient support groups who work with endocrine-related conditions, to carry out their work.
Organisations may apply for funding to develop information resources, purchase equipment, train staff and/or volunteers, contribute towards infrastructure costs or to finance a specific project.
Patient Support Grants are awarded every other year.
DeadlineThe next round of Patient Support Grants will open in 2018.
Valueup to £4,000
The organisation must demonstrate
- A clear endocrine remit; must be actively catering for patients with endocrine conditions
- Provision of patient support and information
- A workforce of less than 10 full-time staff (or equivalent)
- Evidence of a constitution and, where practical, charity registration. Recently-established organisations should supply details of their plans to set up a constitution and, if appropriate, to apply for charitable status.
- Evidence of good practice, particularly as regards training and quality control
- Good productivity in terms of the type and quantity of support provided compared to the size of the organisation
- Evidence that the organisation could not otherwise afford the project
The project must demonstrate:
- A clear focus on information and/or education regarding an endocrine condition
- Direct patient benefit
- Evidence that the project would benefit a good proportion of the potential
- membership/client base
- Focus and detail, both as to the content of the project and the costing.
Preference will be given to projects that have a good lifespan.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered
- Applications that do not fulfil all the criteria outlined above will not be considered
- The decision is final and not subject to appeal
- A short report is required at 18 months from the date of the award; this should report on the expenditure of the grant and how this expenditure fulfilled stated goals
- Awards cannot be granted retrospectively
- The successful applicants must recognise the award on their website with a link to the Society website for a minimum of six months after receipt of the grant
- The Society reserves the right to publish successful applicants’ final reports