Wednesday 20 March 2019

National Lottery Community Fund Win for Hospice

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Garden House Hospice Care has received a National Lottery Community grant of £230,000 across three years to continue to grow our Compassionate Neighbours service throughout North Hertfordshire and Stevenage, and to run a Community Hub in Stevenage.

The funding is part of a larger National Lottery grant of £495,247, which is being shared between Garden House Hospice Care, Isabel Hospice, who care for people across eastern Hertfordshire and Respite at Home Volunteers (West Mid Beds & Ivel Valley).

Funding will mean more collaborative working between the three organisations where learnings and resources can be shared, services made more accessible and patients throughout North and Eastern Hertfordshire given more choice as to which community hub they visit.

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Laura Burt, Director of HR and Voluntary Services, will be leading the project for Garden House Hospice Care, said: “I am really excited about the collaborative working between Garden House Hospice Care, Isabel Hospice and Respite at Home Volunteers.

“Our community hubs will bring our amazing services into the community and will be a first point of contact and self-referral site. Family support assessment and group activities will also be available.

“Compassionate Neighbours will be running a ‘drop-in- café to allow community members to find out about our services and to meet people from their local area in a similar situation to themselves. We hope that this joint working will serve to enhance the service we provide and raise awareness of the vital work the three charities undertake.”

Rupal Shah, Fundraising Officer in Hertfordshire for National Lottery Community Fund said: “We’re delighted to be funding this community development work which will have a great impact on communities throughout North and East Hertfordshire, and the adjoining parts of Bedfordshire.”

Garden House Hospice Care will put this money towards a new Community Engagement Manager and  part -fund our Compassionate Neighbours Manager. As well as supporting community engagement, our Stevenage-based hub will also deliver clinical services such as physiotherapy and fatigue and breathlessness courses.


The National Lottery Community Fund is funded by players of the National Lottery. Every ticket purchased helps support community projects such as our Compassionate Neighbours and Living Well Community Hub project.

For more information, click here.

To find out more about our community projects or to speak to our fundraising team about trusts and grants, call us on 01462 679540