If you are a member of staff in any part of SASH NHS Trust, you can apply for funding for your idea to help the Trust go above and beyond for patients and staff*

*And it’s easier than you think


Step 1: Have a great idea This bit is down to you!

Step 2: Apply for funding for it Here’s the application form. Please make sure you’ve included sufficient information to enable us to review your idea.

Download the funding application form

Step 3: Get a funding decision Applications for less than £2,000 are reviewed on the first Friday of every month and we aim to get back to applicants quickly with a yes or no. Sometimes we might request additional information to help make an informed decision. Applications for more than £2,000 are reviewed quarterly.

Step 4: Do it! Order or implement your thing (buying stuff is done by the Trust procurement team, we will give you the charity budget code so the bill comes to us).

Step 5: Tell us how it went! We ask that all funded projects take a photo of the idea in action, and let us know any feedback on how it’s helped. This helps inspire other colleagues to apply for funding for their own ideas, and to inspire other people to fundraise for/donate to us.  


To give your application the best chance of success, broadly speaking we would encourage you to consider three things:

  1. How will your idea benefit patients or staff here?
  2. Is it over and above / different to normal NHS provision? Or should the NHS fund it. E.g. if it’s essential for your work, then the NHS should fund it.
  3. Would our donors like the idea? All our charitable funds are raised by dedicated fundraisers and supporters, we want to fund things which they would be really pleased to hear about, as well as things which help inspire others to support us.

More detailed guidance and policies are available on the SASHNet intranet. Alternatively feel free to contact us on the phone numbers below (internal extension 1295) or at [email protected]