Charitable funds

Did you know we have charitable funds?

What are Charitable Funds?

Charitable Funds is money given via donations, legacies and fundraising activities from staff, service users, carers and members of the public. They are used to support the Trust’s services by enhancing and improving the environment for service users, carers and staff . Donations must be paid into the fund and can only be used for purposes relating to the NHS. These funds are managed separately from those of the Trust.

How does it work?

The Trust’s Board of Directors is responsible for the funds but management is delegated to the Charitable Funds Committee.

The Charitable Fund is made up of an individual fund for each of the Trust’s Care Groups and a general fund. Income from donations and fundraising events are received into the fund throughout the year and the money is then used to provide additional resources for service users and carers.

Staff can apply for funding, but  any money granted must support staff in their provision of services to patients.

What we’ve spent money on

Over the last 12 months we’ve spent Charitable Funds money on a wide range of items, including leasing a fish tank on one of our dementia wards; buying pet therapy guinea-pigs for patients; buying puppets for children’s services to be used to break down barriers when talking about health worries to youngsters; revamping the hospice garden for patients to enjoy and much more.

How can staff or the public raise money for the Charitable Fund?

The Trust holds a licence under the Gambling Act 2005 that covers fundraising activities such as raffles, lotteries or any other form of gaming. Any member of staff wishing to hold an event to raise funds needs to complete an application form and forward it to the charitable funds manager before the event takes place. Contact the charitable fund manager on (01302) 796435 for further information.

Did you know you can support our funds via Amazon Smile?

We’re asking online shoppers to think about us when buying from Amazon.…..and it doesn’t cost shoppers a penny!

Shoppers can easily link their Amazon account to Amazon Smile by following the link https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/chpf/about/ and it donates 0.5% of the Amazon purchase value to their chosen charity. All shoppers have to do to donate to RDaSH is to scroll down the list of charities and select Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund.