Nottinghamshire Hospice

Adding Life to Days

How we fund our care

How we fund our care

All of our services are provided free to patients and their families and carers and it costs more than £4 million to provide our services each year. Of that amount, 90% is spent on our patients (the average for UK charities is 78%).

As a charity, we challenge ourselves to raise more money so that we can fund further care each year and thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we have been able to help more people year on year.

Our funding comes from:

  • 25% (approximately £1 million) comes from the NHS through contracts with the local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
  • 25% (around £1 million) is income from our charity shops
  • 50% (the remaining £2 million) is raised through donations, legacies, fundraising events, community and corporate fundraising

A lot of the people we support share our good work with their friends and families, who often recognise us in their wills. A recent legacy helped us to extend our Day Therapy so that we can now cater for 30 people every day in our beautiful building and gardens on Woodborough Road.

We have a team of fundraisers who organise a calendar of events and support people who want to organise their own and there are also a number of ways that people can donate to the hospice in memory of a loved one.

Local companies, schools and colleges often fundraise for us, many of our supporters organise collections for us, place collection boxes in the community and play the hospice lottery. For more fundraising information please see the Get Involved page.

People support us by raising money in all sorts of ways; you can see some of the amazing things they have done to help the hospice here.

NHS contracts

Our staff work closely with local Clinical Commissioning Groups to continually improve our services and meet the changing needs of people in Nottinghamshire.

We have started working in a new and exciting way with CityCare (who provide NHS community services in Nottingham) and supporting healthcare professionals so that we can ensure that every local person with a life-limiting illness knows about the services that are available to them and can access them when they need them.

If you’re a healthcare professional and you’d like to find out more about how we work, please visit the Healthcare Professionals page.