If you are an individual artist, arts engaged charity or community group and are interested in this grants programme, share this with your local hospice indicating that you’d be interested in working with them.

The Dying Matters Community Grants Programme is provided by Hospice UK with support from Dignity Funerals which is a long-term supporter of the Dying Matters campaign.

Hospice UK’s Dying Matters campaign is working to create an open culture in which everyone is comfortable talking about death, dying and bereavement. Dying Matters’ vision is of an open culture that talks about death and where people feel able to listen and support those who are planning for end of life, who are dying, and who have been bereaved.

The funding aims to support a portfolio of arts and culture projects which work to open up conversations about dying, death and grief in new and creative ways at a grassroots level. The idea is to support hospices to build new partnerships, particularly with arts and cultural organisations.

Projects need to be developed and implemented in partnership with others, such as community groups, individuals (artists, writers, filmmakers etc), galleries, collectives, local charities, local councils, colleagues/departments, hospitals or other organisations, in order that they complement existing provision and are truly integrated in systemic plans to reach more people.

There is a total budget of £40,000 with grants of between £5,000 and £8,000.

Who Can Apply

Hospice UK member are eligible to apply.

In this round (Autumn 2023) the lead applicant must be a hospice based in the UK and a member of Hospice UK. This includes adult hospices and children’s hospices.

Applications should be made by hospices in partnership with local groups/community organisations who can help the hospice to reach one of the following groups who the hospice has traditionally struggled to support:

Ethnic minorities.
People experiencing homelessness.
Imprisoned people.
LGBTQ+ people.
People living in remote and rural areas.
People living in poverty, deprivation and with lower socioeconomic status.
People living with learning disabilities.

Read more and apply here

Deadline 24th November 2023