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Charitable funds

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 Making a donation

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It is easy to make a donation. Please make your cheque payable to Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and it send to:

Charitable Fund Officer (Finance)
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Hellesdon Hospital
Drayton High Road
Norwich, NR6 5BE

It would be preferable if you do not specify a particular purpose but if you prefer to donate to a particular area or team please let us know.

Applying for charitable funds

Please complete and return a charitable funds request form.

 Charitable funds

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At the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, we look after the charitable funds for the Trust, as well as Ipswich, East and West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group and Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group. Our charitable fund is registered with the Charity Commission, charity number 1103563. 

Income has been generated over the years from the generosity of our patients, relatives, staff and service users. Funds are kept separately from NHS income and really make a difference to the people who use our services.

Our mission is to support a wide range of charitable and health related activities for the benefit of both patients and staff to enhance patient care. The funds are also used to purchase extra equipment and services in addition to the normal NHS provision.

Over the years we have been able to support a wide range of initiatives, including:

  • Creating a "trim trail" to help improve people's wellbeing and physical health

  • Supporting a singing group for people living with dementia 

  • Providing plants and gardening equipment for an outdoor therapy group 

  • Providing extra therapeutic support for family carers   

 
We try and respect the wishes of those making donations whenever possible. Some people donate to their local hospital or team and others more generally to the fund. All types of donation are welcome but the less restricted they are the easier it is for them to make a difference where it really counts. 

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the corporate Trustee of the charitable funds. The Trustee has delegated the day to day management of the funds to the Charitable Fund committee. The funds are overseen by fund holders who can make recommendations on how the money is spent in their areas.

 Applying for charitable funds

​To apply for charitable funds please complete a charitable funds request form in the first instance and send it to the Charitable Fund Officer who will approach the fund holder to ask for their approval. If the request is approved the funds will be released.