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HOSPITAL GRANTS

Over the last five years BKPA has funded care and service improvement projects in 70 hospitals providing over £10m in funding. Learn more about these grants and how to apply.

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PATIENT GRANTS

We help kidney patients struggling to make ends meet by providing personal grants to help pay for domestic costs and items for the home as well as costs towards travel and higher education/training.

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HOLIDAY GRANTS

Last year we enabled 800 individuals and families to have a much needed respite break either in the UK or abroad.

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TRANSPLANT GAMES

BKPA is a Gold sponsor of the British Transplant Games. We also sponsor 14 children’s and adult’s teams to enable them to take part each year.

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GRANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

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What might the BKPA pay for?

Financial aid
We know that life can be hard when you’re coping with a long term condition like kidney disease and it can affect your ability to work and to live life to the full.

BKPA personal grants are available to
• Dialysis patients and families on low income
• Transplant patients and those receiving conservative care, if health and quality of life is being seriously affected by your renal condition

What BKPA can fund:

Domestic costs: we can help with some domestic bills such as car insurance and tax, heating costs and rent. We may also help with the purchase of domestic goods like washing machines, beds and carpets.

Travel costs: we may be able to help with travel costs to your hospital if you have to travel a long way and have no support from your unit. We don’t help with travel costs for ongoing dialysis.

Further education and training: we may be able to cover the cost of university or college fees, IT equipment for education and give support for courses enabling return to work.

How to apply

You’ll need to contact your kidney unit social worker or a member of the kidney care team, as all applications for financial aid should come to us on a grant form completed with their input. However, if there’s no member of staff able to help, the BKPA's Patient Support and Advocacy Officers can be contacted by calling the main BKPA telephone number: 01420 541424.

 

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Grants are available for:

  • Dialysis patients and families on low income
  • Other patients, including transplant patients and those receiving conservative care, if health and quality of life is being seriously affected by their renal condition.

Grant Application for
individuals

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Guidelines for patients

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Gulidelines for social workers

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