Applications are now CLOSED.

Proposals should aim to improve patient’s experience leading to enhanced service delivery and clinical outcomes.

Leeds Hospitals Charity is making funding available for Patient Experience Grants in Q1 of 2024/25. The maximum grant available is £7,500 and we’re looking for a range of projects and initiatives of varying value from £75 to £7,500 that will have a direct impact on patients treated and cared for at Leeds Teaching Hospitals over the next 12 -18 months.  

Central to our strategy is our patient benefit ethos; the aim of this grant opportunity is for proposed projects to improve the experience of patients treated and cared for at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, leading to enhanced service delivery and clinical outcomes

Proposals that have the potential for wider implementation across several specialties, patient groups and teams are particularly welcomed.   

Projects should also demonstrate the potential to deliver impact in one or more of our three areas of focus:

  • Tackling health inequalities 
  • Treatments of rare conditions 
  • Innovation and health technology

Applications must also demonstrate patient involvement in the development of a project.

Examples of previously funded patient experience projects include: 

Find out more about our funding opportunities from Rabina Tindale, Chief Nurse at Leeds Teaching Hospitals:

We hosted an information webinar via MS Teams on Wednesday 24 April 2024 where there was an opportunity to ask questions. You can watch the session on our YouTube channel:

Click here to download the slides

Key Dates: 

Applications are now CLOSED.

Application Process

We encourage you to read our funding opportunity guidance before applying, find out more below.

Patient Experience Guidance

1. Eligibility

We welcome applications for the Patient Experience Grant Opportunity from staff employed by Leeds Teaching Hospitals or who holding a relevant honorary contract.

2. Idea

We encourage potential applicants to attend the webinar on Wednesday 24 April 2024 (a recording will be shared for those who can’t attend), discuss their idea with their Line Manager and the Grant Funding team before preparing any paperwork. We also advise that you begin all relevant LTHT processes. before applying to the Charity (e.g. Liaison with Corporate Planning, Medical Physics, Information Technology)

3. Relevance

We encourage applicants to consider how the proposal aligns with the criteria set out in the Patient Experience grant funding opportunity guidance including how the Small Grants Panel intend to score applications. For this grant opportunity we want to understand how patients have been involved.

4. Make an application

Applications are now CLOSED. 

Please make sure to select the following in the available drop down at the start of the application form:

Funding Type: Funding Call 

Funding Call Type: Patient Experience

Deadline for applications against the patient experience grant opportunity is Friday 24 May 2024.

5. Review & Decision

 Applications will be reviewed by the Charity’s Small Grants Panel with input from LTHT stakeholders and Advisors. For this grant round the Panel will meet on Wednesday 12 June 2024.

6. Monitoring & Evaluation

All successful applicants will be required to complete a Monitoring & Evaluation form and share with the Charity the impact of grant funding through case studies, blogs and news stories.

Find out more about the projects we have funded

If you still have questions after reading the guidance, please contact the Grants Team on 0113 539 7091 or email [email protected]