The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Patient and Volunteer Support Fund

Our support fund is open to patients, their relatives and Trust volunteers who may be struggling financially due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Who can apply?

The fund is intended to assist (but not limited to):

  • Bereaved relatives facing immediate financial pressures until their personal financial affairs are sorted eg having weekly bills to meet and no immediate access to bank accounts
  • Patients isolating for 14 days in advance of admission to hospital and suffering income loss, excess cost or other financial hardship as a result
  • Patients, their immediate families or volunteers who have experienced significant household income loss as a result of the pandemic and are struggling with financial obligations
  • Those experiencing significant increases in costs as a direct result of the pandemic, eg increased childcare costs

How much of the fund will I receive?

Every application is assessed individually by a panel of staff who work in our hospitals. If your application is approved, the panel will be able to award up to £500. In exceptional circumstances the panel may be able to offer more.

Where has the funding come from?

The Patient and Volunteer Support Fund has been funded by our hospital charity Leeds Cares. The money is from a generous donation that they received from NHS Charities Together.

How do I apply?

Please fill in the form below – this should either be completed by the applicant or someone acting on their behalf.

Patient and Volunteer Support Fund application form

Once completed, please email the application form to

Alternatively, you may hand it in at any Cashier’s Office or the Bereavement Liaison Office. These are located as follows:

  • Cashier’s Office Lincoln Wing, St James’s Hospital
  • 'B' floor Brotherton Wing, Leeds General Infirmary

The form can be posted to:

Patient and Volunteer Support Fund
FAO - Mr A Wilson
Trust Headquarters
1st Floor, Nursing Directorate
St James’s Hospital