Apply for funding

Friends Trustees consider grant applications at their quarterly Board meeting.

NHS clinical staff working in Brighton & Hove for the following Trusts can apply for Friends funding.

  • BSUH NHS Trust 
  • Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Please contact the Friends office on or complete the application form below.

Please read the criteria carefully before applying and ensure that your NHS clinical director has approved the request. We are only able to consider grant applications made by NHS staff members.

If you have a query you would like to discuss please contact the Friends office on 01273 664936.

Funding Criteria:

1. The request should be for equipment which will provide the best care for patients and offers best value for money (not necessarily the cheapest). If necessary, please contact your Trust purchasing department who can assist in gathering costings to inform your application. The Friends Trustees normally fund new equipment but can also fund replacement equipment if it offers significant new benefits for patient comfort.

2. Please provide details of how the equipment will benefit patients. This may be how it works, what makes it different from existing items, the number of patients that will benefit etc. Trustees are looking for evidence of how the equipment will help in providing the best treatment and care for patients.

3. Ongoing revenue costs (e.g. for maintenance, repairs and consumables) are the responsibility of the department that will receive the item.

4. Requests must be authorised by your Divisional Manager or Clinical Lead so please allow plenty of time to obtain their authorisation.

A big thank you from Jowers Ward for our TV with built in DVD player. We have been able to have film afternoons and keep patients entertained.

Karen Lee, Ward Manager, Jowers Ward (Elderly Medicine), Royal Sussex County Hospital

Thank you for the exciting and beneficial equipment you have funded. The Motomed Viva 2 encourages early return of activity in the affected limb while avoiding side effects.

Charlotte Hunt, Neuro Physiotherapist, Hyper Acute Stroke Unit, RSCH

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