NHS Charities Together’s constitution and licensing agreement from the Department of Health & Social Care, to fundraise nationally on behalf of the NHS, mean that is only able to grant the funds that it raises to its member charities - official NHS charities and NHS charitable funds (these are the registered charities that provide the legal mechanism for each NHS Trust or Health Board across the U.K. to receive, manage and disburse charitable funds).
Depending on the services you provide it is possible that you might benefit from the Appeal funds, through any relevant partnerships you have with local NHS health providers. Once NHS Charities Together has awarded grant funding to its members it is the member charities who make decisions locally, in consultation with their Trust/Health Board management teams and clinical leads, about how best to direct the funding to meet local needs and priorities that best support those affected by Covid-19, in line with the Trust/Health Board’s strategic priorities. This may involve developing partnerships and collaborative projects with other local charities and service delivery organisations to support those affected by Covid-19 within the hospital and the wider community. You’ll find a directory of our current membership on our website here.