Applying for funding under £5,000

Got an idea for something small that could make a big difference and improve your ward, hospital or service? We have several hospital-based funds that you might be able to access and we work closely with your hospital’s senior team to make sure we support things that really have an impact. Choose from the options below.

I have access to a Special Purpose Fund

If you are aware of an SPF for your area of work, you know the number of the fund and have been given approval by the fundholder, then follow the guidelines here to request funding from an SPF.

I don’t know what funds are available to me

Don’t worry, we’ll do our best to advise you. We can’t promise we’ll be able to support every request, but we strongly encourage you to get in touch and talk to us about your ideas.

Is your idea something that would not otherwise be funded by the NHS? And would it deliver one or more of:

  • better patient care?
  • improved service delivery?
  • patient or community engagement?
  • innovative training and development?
  • research?

The first step is to email us at and we can tell you which SPFs are available to you, and who to contact about your enquiry.