Update on Applications for Funding for up to £10,000

There is one more opportunity to apply for both Standard and Research & Innovation funding up to £10,000 in the current financial year (up to 31 March 2024).

You can apply between 21st February and 6th March for a decision before the end of March 2024.  

More information and a link to our application forms are below:  

All applications will be considered on merit with funding going to those projects that:  

  • Demonstrate the potential for the most impact for patients, their families and or staff at Leeds Teaching Hospitals
  • Align with one of our impact areas of focus (health inequalities, treatment of rare diseases and health tech & innovation)
  • Are something we can be proud of  
  • Have the potential to increase the profile of the Charity and/or Leeds Teaching Hospitals

If you are a nurse, nursing associate, midwife or AHP you can apply for funding for education and training via the LTHT Corporate Nursing CPD Fund.

If you have any questions during this time, please email us on [email protected]

Our Funding Impact and Areas of Focus: April 2023 - February 2024

Donations support world-leading research to make surgery safer for cancer patients in Leeds

Terry, a patient involved in a clinical trial to make surgery safter for cancer patients

Donations have enabled Leeds Hospitals Charity to invest almost £250,000 to support this research, helping to fund a research fellow and clinical research nurse to conduct a feasibility trial.

Alexios Dosis, Clinical Research Fellow said:

“There are only a few studies across the globe using wearable technology in the preoperative setting in clinical trials, and this funding has enabled Leeds to become the first to use innovative medical grade technology in research to make surgery safer for patients.”

Read more: Donations support world-leading research to make surgery safer for cancer patients in Leeds

Fundraiser transforms kitchen to support patients through recovery

In May 2021, the Complex Rehabilitation team and their patients held a mammoth fundraising challenge, raising over £12,000 to help refurbish the therapy assessment kitchen for patients. Thanks to charity donations and money raised through the fundraising efforts, the kitchen has now been transformed to meet the needs of every patient on the ward.

Read more: Fundraiser transforms kitchen to support patients through recovery

Update on Applications for Funding from April 2024 over £10,001

There will be opportunities to apply for both Standard, Research, and Innovation funding from April 2024 onwards.

We are working closely with the Trust to develop a programme of funding calls that align with the charity’s impact areas (Innovation & Health Technology, Reducing Health Inequalities and Treatment of Rare Conditions) and will support Leeds Teaching Hospitals to deliver on one or more of its 7 commitments.

These opportunities will be open to all staff and services at LTHT, and we will be as transparent as possible in our communications, this will include sharing the background and rationale for each funding call as well as information about the application criteria, expectations and timescales.  

We recognise that staff have limited capacity to complete applications and need information about available funding in advance, and with sufficient detail to enable decision-making. To ensure the process is as efficient as possible we will share information via our website, newsletters, in meetings with staff etc. enabling discussion and exploration of ideas prior to application or expression of interest.

More information about the first funding calls will be published soon.

Leeds Hospitals Charity is proud to fund a range of projects across Leeds Teaching Hospitals to make a real difference to patients, families and staff.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us via [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes,

Becky, Charlotte, Alex, Jess & Andrea

Leeds Hospitals Charity Grants Team