Trusts, Grants and Foundations

It costs around £3.5 million a year to run St Mary’s with only 17% of our costs paid for by the NHS.  The continued support of Trusts and Foundations is crucial to our work supporting individuals and families affected by advancing illness. Every single grant large or small makes a world of difference to the people in our care and we are hugely grateful for every grant we receive.

Many trusts support us on a regular basis donating not only vital funds but demonstrating their confidence in our work. This in turn can help us leverage support from other donors.

Trust support allows us to fund new projects, vital equipment, the development and maintenance of our facilities as well as countless hours of our ongoing core services and care. Recent examples of support in these areas include:

New projects

National Lottery Covid -19 Response Fund. Supporting those experiencing the impact of bereavement during Covid-19. Funding the adaptation and enhancement of St Mary’s Bereavement support services in response to social distancing and a 30% increase in referrals during Covid-19.


The Roselands Trust. Making facilities safer and more accessible for patients, their families and visitors. Funding the building of two new accessible footpaths/ramps separating the pedestrian and vehicular approach to St Mary’s Hospice.

Core Services

Sir John Fisher Foundation. Supporting those living with advancing illness and their carers. Contributing to core costs supporting the delivery of our Hospice@Home Service, the delivery of day services at our Living Well Centre Barrow in Furness and medical care on our In-Patient Unit.

Demonstrating Impact

We provide funders with regular feedback on the impact their grant has made to our patients and their carers and have comprehensive monitoring systems that can provide detailed, up-to-date information on services funded by trusts, grants and foundations. Our reports can include statistics, case studies, patient feedback, photographs as well as financial accounts and publicity as requested.


Our supporters

St Mary’s Hospice has received invaluable support from Trusts and Foundations. We would like to say a huge thank you to all our previous and existing funders, both those listed below and those who prefer to remain anonymous.

Ambleside Welfare Charity,  BAE Systems GAYE Scheme, Charles Godwin Charitable Trust, Chiltern Charitable Trust, Coop Community Fund, Cumbria Community Foundation, Cumbria Partnership Trust, Currey and Co LLP, John Cutforth Charitable Trust,  Sir John Fisher Foundation, The Frieda Scott Charitable Trust, The Hadfield Trust, Albert Hunt Trust, Sidney Johnson Charitable Trust , Kentdale Charitable Trust ,Herd Lawson and Muriel Lawson Charitable Trust, Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services, High Winds Energy, Masonic Charitable Foundation, National Lottery Community Fund, North West Freemasons, Taylor Newton and Hibbert Charity , The Rank Foundation, The Roselands Trust , Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation, SSP Foundation, Sir Jules Thorne Charitable Trust , Ulverston Town Council, Ulverston Townlands Trust, Walney Community Extension Fund, Zurich Community Trust.

Here at St Mary’s we are very proud of the difference we make together with the support of trusts and foundations and the positive and long lasting relationships we build with them. We are always keen to broaden our networks and would be delighted to talk to you about the work that we do, and the even greater impact we could make together.

If you require any further information please email

Or telephone Alison Alger on W: 01229 580305 M: 07833530893