Below you'll find a breakdown of the process of applying for a Grant - from applying for Small Grants from Designated Funds or a requesting funds to purchase a Christmas tree for your ward.

Apply for a Large or Small Grant from a Designated Fund

We manage over two hundred Designated Funds, each set up to support a specific purpose within our hospitals.

  • Apply for a Large or Small Grant via a Designated Fund here.
  • Learn about the process of accessing funding through a Designated Fund here.

Apply to the Crown Fund

Each year we make a call for grants supported by our Crown Fund. Find out whether a call is currently open, and how you can access this fund here.

Strategic Programmes

King's College Hospital Charity also develops its strategic programmes that focus on our strategy. This is currently in development and we will keep you updated on our activities and how you can help.

Christmas and other celebrations

Each year King's College Hospital Charity participates in the hospitals’ Christmas celebrations by helping staff decorate their ward or patient area. We allow up to £75 per area, ward or department. Click here to request a Christmas decoration grant.


If Designated Fund purposes permit, we also allow Designated Funds for modest staff celebrations up to £20 per person per year. Please refer to our Frequently asked Questions for information on expenditure that benefits staff, and click here to access a Designated Fund in your area to cover this activity.


We also support buying patients presents at Christmas, coordinated centrally by our colleagues at the Foundation Trust.

Not sure where your idea fits?

We want to hear from staff about their ideas for improving the experience of patients, families and visitors or innovation to improve patients’ health. If you have an idea that you think would make a positive difference to patients, service users or their families, please fill in this Expression of Interest Form. We can then look at your ideas and advise how best to proceed.


If we think the idea might appeal to a funder, King's College Hospital Charity’s Fundraising Team can work with you to develop a proposal for external funding. If successful, the funding would be restricted to the project you have proposed.


If you would like to contact the Grants Team, please contact