Society for Endocrinology - a world-leading authority on hormones

Patient Support Grant

To assist approved small charities and patient support groups who work with endocrine-related conditions, to carry out their work.

COVID-19 update for Society Grants & Awards


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 next deadline is Wednesday 16 March 2022.


up to £4,000


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

The Society supports groups that represent patients with endocrine conditions by facilitating dialogue with the medical community.

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.