Trusts and Foundations

Grants from charitable trusts and foundations are essential to St. Joseph’s Hospice and enable us to sustain and develop our services.

As a charity, we very much appreciate the generosity of donors. Over the last few years, we have been hit, like many people, by increases in utility bills. Food, equipment and average wages have also risen meaning our overheads have increased considerably.

At the same time as our costs have increased, the cost of living has made fundraising even more challenging and our regular donation streams have been reducing. During this very difficult time, we have been particularly grateful for the support of charitable trusts and foundations whose generosity is even more crucial.

What do we need?

Our main need is for unrestricted core funding, which helps with our day-to-day running costs, and includes the cost of our clinical and support staff who provide care and comfort to our patients.

In addition to core funding, we have an exciting range of funding opportunities for capital items, development work and one-off projects. Whether general or restricted, a grant or donation can make a tangible difference to the services and facilities we provide and, ultimately, to the patients and families that we support.

We have a wide range of areas that can be supported via grants and we are always keen to talk to new trusts about the opportunities that exist at St Joseph’s Hospice. If you require further information, or if you have any connections with trusts, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Here are some of the ways in which a grant could help us:

  • Capital funding towards building projects
  • Information technology upgrades to improve efficiency
  • Funding for staff training and development
  • Capital funding for equipment

Recent grants awarded (November 2023 – May 2024)

A huge thank you to current funders who have helped to maintain the quality of our services.

This funding has enabled us to replace much needed equipment on our wards and has also enabled development opportunities for our staff.

  • The Albert Hunt Trust
  • Masonic Charitable Foundation
  • The February Foundation
  • Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund

We are delighted that St Joseph’s Hospice also has been selected as one of three chosen charities for the Mayor of Sefton’s Charitable fund for this coming year (July ’24 –June ‘25). The charitable fund will be grown over the next 12 months through the Mayor’s events and fundraising activities. We will receive a proportion of that fund in due course.

For further information about charitable trusts and foundations, please contact Susannah Quinn, Grants and Trusts Officer, on 0151 932 6042 or

We would be delighted to discuss the hospice with you to provide an insight into our work and explain how your funding could help.