King's College Hospital Charity funds projects and enhancements that make a difference to King’s patients, service users, families, and staff.

From major projects that transform the life chances of patients to a wide range of smaller, less visible but no less meaningful, projects that support innovation or make hospital admissions and visits less overwhelming and more comfortable for patients and their families.


We fund Large Grants £5k and above such as:

  • Research Grants, including covering the costs of PhDs, lab consumables and equipment.
  • Piloting new posts, e.g, the new Multi-Disciplinary Team in CCU we are piloting with our CCU colleagues, or nurse supervision support on the Chartwell Ward in the PRUH.
  • Large items of equipment, e.g, a cutting-edge Doppler Ultrasound used to monitor paediatric liver transplants.
  • Capital works, e.g, redecoration of Children’s Outpatients at Denmark Hill with artwork created by one of our local schools.
  • Equipment and furniture improving patient and family areas, e.g, upgrade of the parent’s room on Toni & Guy Ward.
  • Major projects with different components, e.g, the King’s College Hospital Charity Bereavement Service set up during the pandemic.


We fund Small Grants under £5k such as:

  • Staff hospitality: we extend an annual allowance of £20 per person for celebrations, religious festivals and so forth. Please read the expenditure which benefits staff FAQ before applying.
  • Staff training and conferences: we spend over £100k annually on staff training and attendance at conferences, using our Designated Funds.
  • Improvements to staff areas, e.g, microwaves, furniture, coffee machines etc.
  • Items to support patient and family experience, e.g, activity trolleys on our long stay wards with puzzles, toys for children, colouring sheets and other amusements, or the service sheets provided at the Memorial Services at our Chapels.


In 2021, the team on Donne Ward successfully applied to our Crown Fund with their bright idea to improve patient experience. In the video below, they tell us all about the winning project, the impact it will have on staff and patients, and their message to supporters of the Charity who have helped make it all possible.