What We Fund

Projects funded must directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care. The priority areas for the programme are as follows:

  • Equipment for patients (beds, wheelchairs etc)
  • Palliative care for children and young people
  • Palliative care medicines
  • Capital improvement costs (e.g. adapting buildings to improve the patient experience)
  • Increasing access to palliative care in rural areas
  • Developing small palliative care projects
  • Training courses for palliative care service providers held in Africa

The maximum grant size is £5,000. Each applicant may include a request for up to 10% of the maximum grant (or £500) within their application for their core / administration costs. This component must be included as part of a bigger proposal. This does not increase the maximum grant size which can be applied for, which remains at £5,000.

We regret that we are not able to make grants towards:

  • Attending conferences
  • Education courses outside Africa
  • General work with children and young people which does not adhere to the WHO definition of palliative care
  • Per Diems or grants to individuals or governments
  • Salary costs
  • The work of any organisation currently in receipt of funding from the True Colours Trust or which has been in receipt of funding from True Colours within the last twelve months.