The Hospital Saturday Fund

10 February 2022

The Hospital Saturday Fund is a registered charity and the parent company of HSF health plan. For over 140 years, they have been providing assistance through charitable funds in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

All profits made by HSF health plan are channelled to its parent charity. This allows them to support medically-associated charities and individuals in the form of grants

Their aims are to provide assistance for registered health charities, hospices, medical organisations and individuals with a medical condition or disability. They can provide grants for medical projects, care, research or support of medical training within the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. For individuals, they can provide help with the purchase of specialised equipment or forms of treatment.

Who Can Apply?

You must be a registered charity with medical/health objectives.

The Hospital Saturday Fund will consider giving grants towards medical projects, capital projects, medical care or research, hospice/respite care and in support of medical training. The Hospital Saturday Fund will also consider grants for running costs.

Application Deadlines and Grant Amounts 

The Hospital Saturday Fund has two grant categories: –

Standard grants of up to £2,000 or €3,000 OR – Large grants to up to £10,000 or €13,500 (please note this is the maximum sum that HSF will grant). Large grant applications should be towards specific projects, research or equipment rather than running costs. Organisations may make one application for a meeting and can apply for a standard or a large grant.

Not sure if you eligible for one of their grants? Have a look around the website to get an idea of the range of people and organisations we help. You will also find guidelines for Organisations/Individuals and Medical Electives, click on:


The Grant Making Committee (GMC) meets quarterly. Applications should be submitted online by close of business on the following dates:

GMC 17 May 2022

Standard Grants of £2,000 or €3,000 – deadline 20 April 2022

Large Grants of up to max £10,000 or €13,500 – deadline 23 March 2022



GMC 9 August 2022

Standard Grants of £2,000 or €3,000 – deadline 13 July 2022

Large Grants of up to max £10,000 or €13,500 – deadline 15 June 2022

GMC 3 November 2022

Standard Grants of £2,000 or €3,000 – deadline 7 October 2022

Large Grants of up to max £10,000 or €13,500 – deadline 9 September 2022

GMC January 2023 (all dates for 2023 meetings to be confirmed in December 2022)

Standard Grants of £2,000 or €3,000 – deadline 4 January 2023

Large Grants of up to max £10,000 or €13,500 – deadline 1 December 2022