Grants: Trusts and foundations

We are so grateful for the support we receive from various Trusts and Foundations far and wide – locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. These grants and donations are instrumental in helping us provide vital care and support for children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

The grants we receive help towards our core funding, capital items, development work, and one-off projects. Whether it be general or restricted, a grant or donation can make a tangible difference to the services and facilities we provide, and ultimately to the children and families we support.

This generosity enables us to continue the invaluable services we provide our children and their families. The grants we received help towards:

  • The day to day running costs at all three hospices
  • Providing specialist medical and emotional care for life-limited children
  • Providing respite stays for the children and their families
  • Providing specialist therapy intervention, such as music therapy
  • Bereavement support to the whole family for as long as they need it
  • 24-hour a day Nursing care
  • Staff training
  • Educational and Sibling support workers
  • Outings and activities for the children and families

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

If you are an existing supporter or would like to know more about Children’s Hospice South West, we would be delighted to welcome you to tour any of our hospices in Mid Cornwall, North Devon and North Somerset/Bristol. This visit will provide you with a real insight into our work and enable you to see first-hand the difference your support could make to the lives of children with life-limited conditions and their families.

For more information about funding opportunities or to arrange a tour please contact Ann Juby, Trusts and Grants Fundraiser on 01271 325 270 or by email ann.juby@chsw.org.uk

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