We oversee charitable expenditure of about £6m each year. We award between 40-60 grants each year under three themed areas: patient experience; staff experience; and research and innovation.

Grants information

The Royal Free Charity is introducing a new process for small grant applications with themed grant calls and a clearer focus on outcomes and impact.

Applications in a thematic round will be assessed together, ensuring the pot of money available is used in the most strategic way. We want to support projects which closely align with the joint strategic priorities of the charity and the trust, so you should bear this in mind when drafting your proposal.


Apply for staff experience grants here

We are now inviting applications for our first grant round of 2022-2023, the staff experience theme. This presents an opportunity to make a real difference in the workplace with grants of up to £10k.

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Grants 2022/23 timetable
Dates Theme Total fund available Notes
Q2 Staff experience – for projects that improve: the health and well-being of staff; the working environment; promote staff equity and engagement £50,000 Grants up to £10,000

Please note we cannot accept applications for staff training or education

Q3 Patient experience – for projects that improve: the patient journey; the hospital environment £50,000 Grants up to £10,000

Please note we do not provide grants to individual patients

Q4 Research grants – open call for small research projects £50,000 Further details to follow
Q3/4 Cancer and diabetes themed research grants call tbc Further details to follow