What We Fund

For this round, prevention of and protection against Covid-19 for health workers, patients and their families will be included as crosscutting issues across all the funding priorities. This round we are therefore accepting applications for work designed to allow services to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. For more information, please see the guidelines.

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) (for this round, equipment may also include PPE for staff and patients, or any other equipment to support palliative care patients during the Covid-19 crisis).
  • Projects supporting paediatric palliative care services (this could include purchasing toys, integrating paediatric services into an existing programme, developing materials for advocacy etc.).
  • Palliative care medicines and Personal Protective Equipment (for this round, medicines and equipment may include that intended to ensure the safety of patients and staff including PPE; masks, aprons, gowns, face shields, temperature guns, hand sanitiser, soap etc.).
  • Capital improvement costs (e.g. adapting buildings to improve the patient experience) (for this round, capital improvement costs may include the adaptation of existing spaces to ensure the safety of staff and patients during the Covid-19 crisis).
  • Increasing access to palliative care in rural areas (for this round, applications for work on sensitising palliative care patients and communities about Covid-19 will be considered. We will also consider applications towards the costs of airtime or virtual visiting for palliative care patients.)
  • Developing small palliative care projects (for this round, applications for the costs of adapting existing projects and services in light of the Covid-19 crisis will be considered).
  • Training courses for palliative care service providers held in Africa (for this round, training in dealing with Covid-19, including prevention, containment, referral and use of PPE, will also be considered).
  • For this round, applications towards the costs of airtime, data, devices or software packages for remote service delivery, training, mentorship or meetings will be considered.
  • Trustees will prioritise applications from organisations with an annual income of under $500,000.

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.