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Patient Support Grant

To assist approved 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.


The organisation must be pre-approved and:

  • Have a clear endocrine remit; must be actively catering for patients with endocrine conditions
  • Must be providing patient support and information
  • Must have fewer than 10 full time staff (or 10 full time equivalent)
  • Have 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.
  • Have evidence of good practice, particularly as regards training and quality control
  • Have good productivity in terms of the type and quantity of support provided compared to the size of the organisation
  • Have an annual income of less than £1,000,000
  • Have a national remit to offer patient support over the whole of the UK.

Have a named medical advisor(s), who is a Society Member, and/or be approved by the Society’s Clinical Committee

view Patient Support Guidelines


application for approval by the Society for Endocrinology


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.

How to apply

Please complete a Patient Support Grant application form and email it to

Patient Support Grant application form
  • 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

Patient Support Travel Grant

To assist approved small charities and patient support groups who work with endocrine-related conditions to attend and exhibit at Society for Endocrinology events.