Accessing Raise funding

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

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

Would you like to enhance your working environment, for example with additional furnishings, appliances and accessories for your staff areas?

Applying for a Raise grant

As a West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (WHHT) employee, you can apply to Raise for a grant to benefit patients and/or staff of in any of our hospitals.

Under £5,000

Small grant programme
  • Apply using the application button below
  • Please run through the checklist before applying
  • If you are unsure whether your application is appropriate or have any questions, please contact our Specialist Projects Manager on 07767 102297 before submitting it
  • For small grant applications, a decision will be made within four weeks of receiving a fully completed application and any required supporting documents 

£5,000-£24,999

Medium grant programme
  • Apply using the application button below.
  • Please run through the checklist before applying
  • If you are unsure whether your application is appropriate or have any questions, please contact our Specialist Projects Manager on 07767 102297 before submitting it
  • For medium grant applications, a decision will be made within four weeks of receiving a fully completed application and any required supporting documents
  • You will also need to provide a supporting business case for the proposed expenditure

£25,000 and above

Large grant programme
  • Please run through the checklist below, then contact our Specialist Projects Manager on 07767 102297 to discuss your project before starting
  • Once you have done this, apply using the button below
  • Large grant applications are considered quarterly by the full Charity Committee
  • A decisions will be communicated within two weeks of the committee meetings
  • Your application, costings and approved business case must be submitted by:
  • For the March meeting; 28th Feb
  • For the June meeting; 31st May
  • For the Sept meeting; 31st Aug
  • For the Dec meeting; 30th Nov

Pre-application grant checklist

  • Do you have access to a computer with Chrome, Edge or Safari browser installed?
  • Do you have quote(s) or estimate(s) for the costs of your proposed purchase or project?
  • Do you have permission to apply and confirmation that the request is appropriate from your department manager?
  • Can you confirm and explain how the purchase will be of benefit to patients and/or staff at WHHT? 
  • Is the item or service you want Raise to fund not something that should be funded as essential by the NHS?
  • Are all planned purchases compliant with all WHHT policies, including but not limited to Infection Prevention & Control, Estates, Environment, Health & Safety, and IT
  • For grants of £5,000 and above, have you secured a WHHT trust approved business case?

Raise grant conditions

  1. Raise grants must benefits patients and/or 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.
  2. If Raise does not have funds immediately available, 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.
  3. 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 national minimum standards.
  4. Grant applications will only be accepted for applications which have been approved by your service/department manager.
  5. Raise can only accept grant applications for items/services that are compliant with all WHHT rules, regulations and procedures
  6. Grant applications will only be accepted with full costings/quote(s) detailing how the full amount requested would be used.
  7. 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).
  8. Raise cannot accept retrospective applications for funding.
  9. VAT is not recoverable and must be included in your grant amount if payable.
  10. If successful, by accepting 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.
  11. Raise reserves the right to withdraw a grant offer in the following situations:
    1. if spending has not commenced within six months of grant approval;
    2. if spending has not been completed within twenty-four months of grant approval;
    3. if any agreed reporting requirements are not met;
    4. if there are any significant changes to the project/service to be purchased
  12. If you need to make any changes to your project, you must contact Raise as soon as possible. In extenuating circumstances, amendments can be agreed at the discretion of the Charity Director.

Two very important technical notes

If you have difficulty submitting your application the most likely explanation is that you are using an old browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer. If this is the case, please switch to Microsoft Edge, Safari, or Google Chrome. Your application form will not reach us if you use Microsoft internet Explorer.

It is very important that you do not include any confidential personal or patient information with your grant application because the application form is submitted directly to Raise outwith the WHHT IT system.

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