Trusts and grants

Grants and donations from local, regional and national charitable trusts, foundations, settlements and grant making bodies enable us to provide sustainable funding for our three hospices. In addition to core funding, we have an exciting range of funding opportunities for capital items, development work, and one-off projects.  Whether general or restricted, your grant or donation can make a tangible difference to the services and facilities we provide, and ultimately to the children and families we support. 

Whether you are an existing supporter or new to us, we would be delighted to welcome you to tour one of our hospices in Mid Cornwall, North Devon and North Somerset/Bristol. A visit will provide a real insight into our work and how your funding could help raise a smile or create a precious memory.

Children’s Hospice South West prides itself on developing strong relationships with our supporters. We will ensure you stay informed of our work and where desired will provide high quality reports as to the impact your funds make - helping you to fulfil your aims and objectives.

For more information about funding opportunities or to arrange a tour please contact Ann Juby, Trust and Grants Fundraiser on 01271 325 270 or by email

Trusts and grants news

Masonic Charitable Foundation donationAt a recent presentation, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire’s Freemasons, W. Bro. Charles Yelland, presented a grant to Ann Juby and Paula Garrett from Children’s Hospice South West for £1829 on behalf of the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

The Freemasons have been long term supporters of Children’s Hospice South West and, along with individual donations made by many of the 136 Lodges that meet throughout the county and the Masonic Charitable foundation, have donated over £95,000 to CHSW since it opened in 1995.

Upon receiving this grant, Ann Juby, Trusts and Grants Fundraiser for the hospice said: “The Freemasons fundraising over the years for Children’s Hospice South West has been incredible, and we are extremely grateful for the support. It costs £3.4 million each year to run our Little Bridge House hospice, and these costs are met almost entirely by voluntary donations. Support such as this is vital to ensure that we can continue to make the most of short and precious lives well into the future.”

The Assistant Provincial Grand Master W. Bro. Charles Yelland said: “It is always very sad when a child is taken from us without their ever having the chance to reach their potential, if in some way we as Freemasons can contribute to their care at this moment in their short lives, then we can continue to hope that one day a cure can be found. It was wonderful to meet some of the people today who give so much of their time and energy in caring for the children.”

Photo shows Ann Juby, Charles Yelland & Paula Garrett