Govt launches £1m Social Action End of Life Support Fund
Charities and social enterprises have been invited to apply for grants under the new £1m Social Action End of Life Support Fund.
The fund has been launched today by the Cabinet Office’s Centre for Social Action, and will be run by hospice care charity Hospice UK.
The grant programme is open to applications from charitable and NHS hospices, hospitals, care homes, charities registered in the UK, public bodies, social enterprises and community enterprises.
Privately owned care homes will only be eligible where they are working in partnership with a voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) provider, and the VCSE is the lead provider.
The programme aims to focus on the social aspect of end of life support. It will support existing projects that engage volunteers in social action to enable continued social interaction, and to improve the experience for people at end of life and their families.
Announcing the fund’s launch, the Cabinet Office said the programme will help existing projects to grow and widen their reach, build capacity in communities to support people at end the end of their life, and evaluate the projects’ impact.