Charitable Trusts & Foundations

10% of our care service costs are funded by charitable trusts and foundations. Trusts and foundations underpin the important work Keech undertakes, caring for vulnerable adults and children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

This type of support provides stability through the funding of core hospice service costs, and innovation through the funding of new projects and service developments.

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Our vision is to help patients live life to the full, to continually develop new models of care and support that respond to the changing needs of patients, families and carers, and to support patients to die in their place of choice. 

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Financial gifts provided by charitable trusts and foundations help ensure that free palliative care is available for all who need it.

We are wholeheartedly grateful for grants that help pay for the running costs of broad service areas. Examples are gifts for the Keech Palliative Care Centre, the adult In-Patient Unit (IPU), the children’s hospice day centre, or Hospice at Home service.

Unrestricted gifts give us the highest flexibility to target resources where they are most needed.

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In addition to broad appeals, we also highly appreciative of gifts which support specific services, capital projects or equipment.

Examples of specific project/service (financial year 2015-2016) Approx.   
Clinical equipment (various) £38k
Hospice building works programme £38k
Example nursing salary plus oncosts £40k
Creative therapies (music and art) £65k
Tots and Toys children’s group £30k

We welcome visitors to our hospice, please let us know if you would like a tour.

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We recognise that receiving feedback on the difference that a grant has made is part of the joy of giving. We employ an extensive monitoring system that can provide detailed, up-to-date information on services funded by trusts and foundation. Our reports can include statistics, case studies, photographs, financial accounts and publicity as requested by trusts and foundations. We also provide extensive documents to help funders make decisions.

Keech Hospice Care adheres to the highest standards, and fundraising is no exception. Our relationship with trusts and foundations is based upon FRSB principles. This means we guarantee:

  • Our applications will always fit Trusts' objectives
  • We will not engage in mass mailing
  • We comply fully with the Data Protection Act 1998
  • Funds raised for a cause are always used for that cause
  • All information in our applications is accurate
  • We ensure that all conditions related to grants are met efficiently.

If you would like to discuss trust and foundation fundraising further, please contact Melissa Blake, Trust & Partnerships Manager: 01582 707943 ; email

Or Natalie Howard, Trust Officer: 01582 497861; email

This work has been supported by the funding from MK Community Foundation, BBC Children in Need and Harpur Trust.

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