New funding available to support health projects

HOPE Foundation, the philanthropic fund of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, is welcoming grant applications this September and October.

New funding available to support health projects

HOPE Foundation, the philanthropic fund of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, is welcoming grant applications this September and October.

The Foundation will seek to fund projects that bring down the barriers to quality healthcare and/or bring people together to advance medical knowledge and practice where it is most needed. Grants will be available for international, local and national projects. It is likely that the largest grant will be in the region of £10,000 with smaller grants of circa £1,000. The deadline for applications is 19th October 2018.

The funds are the collective donations of Fellows, Members and friends of the College.

Making the announcement, Julie Forster, HOPE Foundation Manager said:

“Having secured just over £40,000 in philanthropic giving, the Board of the HOPE Foundation are extremely excited to be able to ensure that our donors’ generosity is put to the best possible use. The purpose of this College fund is to make a positive difference to the health of people living in challenging circumstances.

“This is something we achieved through our 2017 grant to the Winter Night Shelter at Glasgow City Mission, which helped 200 homeless people access treatment and build relationships with health care providers. It is key that we replicate this success in a variety of projects.”

Founded in 1599 the College and its membership have continually shown care and compassion in their medical careers. Established in 2017, HOPE Foundation is the most recent iteration of this commitment to excellent healthcare for everyone.

In the first instance, all grant applicants should send an initial enquiry to hope@rcpsg.ac.uk to seek an application form with full details of the application process and criteria each project must meet.

More information on the Foundation and its grants programme is available on this page.


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