What is Not Funded?

Applications from organisations

The Hospital Saturday Fund does not give grants to:

  • Charitable projects outside the UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Republic of Ireland; or

  • Organisations that are not registered  with one of: the Charity Commission for England and Wales, HM Revenue & Customs, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man General Registry, the appropriate regulatory body in the Channel Islands or the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland; or

  • Organisations carrying out non-medically related activities

Applications from individuals

The Hospital Saturday Fund does not give grants to individuals for the following:

  • Financial assistance 

  • Transport costs to hospitals/clinics,

  • In-home care or care home costs,

  • Private hospital admission or treatment,

  • Experimental drugs/medication (those not recommended by N.I.C.E),

  • Purchase of a car,

  • Building works to either inside or outside of the home, painting, decorating, any gardening works,

  • New furniture or replacing existing furnishings,

  • Installation or maintenance of any heating system,

  • New or replacement carpets, electrical household goods (e.g. washing machines, bedlinen, dishwashers, tumble dryers, ovens, microwaves, fridges etc),

  • Holidays/trips abroad/religious pilgrimages,

  • Repayment of loans or credit card debts, utility bills for household expenses (e.g. gas, water, telephone, etc), rent or mortgage arrears,

  • Clothing,

  • Education or tuition fees,

  • Funeral expenses,

  • Driving lessons 

  • Treatment outside the UK and Ireland.



 Please see 'Applying for a Grant' for details of how to apply.



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The Hospital Saturday Fund 
A Registered Charity in the UK No 1123381 and in Ireland No 20104528
Registered Office: 24 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD
President: The Lord Mayor of London
Chief Executive: Paul W Jackson MSc BA(Hons) DChA