Apply for items using COVID-19 Funding

PLEASE NOTE THAT RAISE IS CURRENTLY NOT PROCESSING APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING THAT ARE NOT RELATED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY. WE APOLOGISE FOR THIS BUT WE ARE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR US TO PRIORITISE.

For WHHT staff, this is where to let us know what you need to support your work with COVID-19 patients.

Items and services that you or your department need can be requested using the form below. Your request will either be fulfilled by the Trust (using funds made available from exchequer to cover additional COVID-19 related expenditure) or, if this is not deemed appropriate, will be dealt with by Raise, your hospital charity.

In turn the charity will respond as follows:

    • make available from already donated items; or
    • purchase immediately using donated funds, or
    • make a request from potential donors; or
    • add the item(s) to our Amazon wish list; or
    • enter your request into our normal grant application process; or
    • decline your request (and tell you why)

You can request items ranging from food, drink and snacks through to comforts that might help you cope – anything to help patients, staff, and volunteers and make things easier, more bearable, or more comfortable during the public health emergency. We can’t promise to meet every request, but we will do our best.

You can also request additional equipment, resources for COVID-19 related projects or additional work, support services for staff coping with trauma and stress, and more. Raise can be very flexible over this because COVID-19 response funds are available largely on an “unrestricted” basis, meaning that the charity director and committee can spend them on items or projects at their discretion.

** Note: Essential clinical equipment and PPE is NOT included; this should be requested in the usual way **

Application for for Raise COVID-19 response funds

Please note that this form will only allow you to submit your request if you use an @nhs.net email address.

The information you enter here will be sent immediately to the Raise team for review; within 3 working days we will confirm what will happen next to your application for funding.