Access Raise funding

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust staff can apply for a grant from Raise.

Raise funding grants

Would you like to be able to provide additional comforts for patients and their families?

Would you like to have access to latest technology equipment and resources to enable your team to provide care which excels beyond the minimum NHS standard?

Would you like to enhance your rest spaces with additional furnishings, appliances and accessories for your staff areas?

 

As a west Hertfordshire hospitals employee, you can apply to Raise for a grant to provide additional enhancements for the benefit of the patients and staff of in our hospitals.

Important information about applying

  • Applications for small grants of up to £4,999 (including any VAT payable) can be made using the application form here. 
  • Before completing an application, please use the application checklist here.
  • If you are unsure whether your application is appropriate for charitable funding or have any questions, please contact Raise’s Specialist Projects Manager on 07767 102297 for an informal discussion before submitting an application. 
  • For small grant applications, a decision will be made within four weeks of receiving a fully completed application including full costings. 
  • Applications for medium grants of £5,000 to £24,999 (including any VAT payable) can be made using the application form here.
  • Before completing an application, please use the application checklist here.
  • If you are unsure whether your application is appropriate for charitable funding or have any questions, please contact Raise’s Specialist Projects Manager on 07767 102297 for an informal discussion before submitting an application.
  • For medium grant applications, a decision will be made within eight weeks of receiving a fully completed application including full costings and trust-approved business case.
  • If you are interested in applying for a large grant, please contact Raise’s Specialist Projects Manager on 07767 102297 for an informal discussion before submitting an application. 
  • Once you have spoken with the Specialist Projects Manager, applications for large grants of £25,000+ (including any VAT payable) can be made using the application form here. 
  • Before completing an application, please use the application checklist here
  • Large grant applications operate on a quarterly cycle.  For your application to be considered by the Charity Committee, a full application including full costings and a trust approved business case needs to be submitted as follows:
  1. March (application deadline: end of February)
  2. June (application deadline: end of May)
  3. September (application deadline: end of August)
  4. December (application deadline: end of November)
  • Grant application decisions for large grants will be communicated within two weeks of the committee meetings. 

Checklist of things you need to complete your application 

  • Access to a computer that uses the Chrome, Edge or Safari internet browser
  • We apologise, but technical limitations mean that you can't use Microsoft Internet Explorer to apply
  • Quote(s) or estimate(s) for the full costs of your proposed purchases or project. The application form will prompt you to attach these
  • Permission to apply and confirmation that the grant request is appropriate, from your department manager
  • That you are able to confirm and explain how the purchase will be of benefit to patients and/or staff at West Hertfordshire Hospitals. 
  • That you can confirm that the item or service you want Raise to fund is not something that should be funded as essential to the running of any NHS services.  We only fund things which are complementary to and "above and beyond" what the NHS should fund.
  • That you can confirm that you have checked that all planned purchases with the grant are compliant with all WHHT policies and procedures, including but not limited to Infection Prevention & Control, Estates, Environment, Health & Safety, and IT
  • For grants of £5,000 and above, a WHHT trust approved business case. The application form will prompt you to attach this document. 
  • Raise grants make a difference to patients and staff across west Hertfordshire’s hospitals, supporting the hospitals’ trust with enhancements so that they can go above and beyond, providing the very best experience of care.

 

  • If Raise does not have funds immediately available, but believes your application is appropriate for charitable funding, your grant may be approved subject to funding being raised and/or items being donated. The more notice you provide Raise about your wish for funding, the more likely Raise can fundraise to be able to provide you with a grant.

 

  • Grants are available for the provision of additional enhancements for the benefit of the patients and staff of west Hertfordshire hospitals.

 

  • Raise grants cannot fund anything which is essential to the running of any NHS services. Raise grants are for funding things which are complementary to the NHS, going above and beyond the national minimum standard required for the NHS.

 

  • Grant applications will only be accepted for applications which have been deemed appropriate and wanted by your service/department (check with your line manager before applying, as Raise will seek advice from your senior colleague(s) regarding the appropriateness of your application).

 

  • Raise can only accept grant applications for items/services that have undergone all trust checks and are compliant with all trust rules, regulations and procedures (e.g. Infection Prevention & Control; Estates including Environment, Health & Safety, Fire Safety); Medical Devices; Information Governance; IT).

 

  • Grant applications will only be accepted with full costings/quote(s) detailing how the full amount requested would be used.

 

  • Applications for £5,000+ will only be accepted with an accompanying approved trust business case (e.g. capital request business cases must have been approved by the trust Capital Finance Planning Group - CFPG).

 

  • Raise cannot accept retrospective applications for funding.

 

  • If your grant application is successful, by accepting the funds you are agreeing to acknowledge Raise as the funder in all communications regarding your project and agreeing to provide feedback to Raise regarding the impact of the funding. Failure to do so could jeopardise the success of any future applications.

 

  • Raise reserves the right to withdraw grants in the following situations:
    1. if spending has not commenced within six months of notification of grant approval;
    2. if spending has not been completed within twenty-four months of notification of grant approval;
    3. if any agreed reporting requirements are not met;
    4. if there are any changes to the project/service to be purchased with the grant which differ to the information provided in the application form.

 

  • If you need to make any changes to your project, it is imperative that you contact Raise as soon as possible. In extenuating circumstances, amendments can be agreed upon at the discretion of the Charity Director.

If you have difficulty submitting your application the most likely explanation is that you are using an older browser such as MS Explorer. If this is the case, please switch to MS Edge, Safari, or Chrome. If you still have problems please email office@raisewestherts.org.uk for advice.

RAISE GRANT APPLICATION FORM

This application form is for WHHT staff to apply for a Raise grant. Before completing this application form, please read the grant information and checklist. You can also contact Raise’s Specialist Projects Manager on 07767 102297 for an informal discussion before making an application.   

It is important that you do not include any personal or patient confidential information in your application as this form is submitted directly to Raise outwith the WHHT IT system.

To begin your application, you must enter your NHS email and agree to the following terms. If your details have been entered correctly, a button will appear at the bottom of this form.

You must enter an NHS email address.