The grants team oversee a portfolio of around £5million in grants per year. Get in touch if you are a grant holder or are interested in applying for a grant

Alex Padilha, Head of Grants and Impact
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I joined the charity in February 2022, with the role to review our grant making processes and manage the charity’s portfolio of around £5million in grants per year. I am also responsible for evaluating the impact our funding has to patients at the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals. The best part of my job is seeing the difference our grants can make, and the passion of the staff at both hospitals in proposing and delivering projects that make the life of our patients so much better!

Esther Howe. Trusts and Grants Officer
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I joined the Charity in August 2023, with the split role of Trust and Grants Officer. My time is divided between the Fundraising and Grants Teams. On the Grants side, the best part of my job is supporting the management of the Patients' Fund, a small grants programme that awards funding to hospital staff, for projects that improve patient care. It's great to be able to see and support staffs' dedication to their patients.

Leah Hilton, Grants Officer
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I joined the Charity in September 2023 as a Grants Officer with a background in government grant making. I primarily focus on managing Special Purpose Fund, improving our internal processes and carrying out necessary functions such has processing grant payments. If you have any questions around funding, I’d be more then happy to help you via the grant’s inbox: [email protected]