Funding is available to support patients and families who are experiencing extreme financial difficulty as a direct result of their time in hospital. Members of staff employed by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust may apply, on behalf of a patient being cared for at one of the Trust's five hospitals for financial relief of up to £2,000.
Funds must be for a specific purpose to provide a positive impact on patients’ immediate and/or long-term health and welfare needs. Financial relief can be provided to support a patient with transport costs, accommodation, funeral expenses, baby-care essentials, clothing and other critical need items.
Please note the charity does not fund legal aid and does not make unconditional cash awards.
To be eligible to apply to the Dresden Hardship Fund:
Having compared the patient’s circumstances with those of the many others they have encountered in the course of their work, the member of staff must be satisfied that the case stands out in terms of both financial hardship and the relief that a grant from the fund might provide.
Please note that due to limited funds, the charity is only able to award one grant per patient.
Click here to apply via our online application system.
Applications are accepted year-round with no formal deadlines. The charity strives to assess and respond to applications as soon as possible to meet the immediate need of the patient.
For any additional information or guidance, please contact the charity's grants team by emailing Francesca.Ferro@imperialcharity.org.uk or calling 020 3857 9847.