Our funding

St Richard’s is an independent hospice that relies mainly on donations and gifts in Wills to enable us to continue to provide our services. It costs £9.72m (21/22 audited accounts) to run the hospice, including patient care and all the necessary support services.

We rely on donations and gifts in Wills for the majority of our income with less than a quarter funded by the NHS.

Voluntary donations include gifts of money and standing orders or gifts in kind, legacies and grants from trusts and other grant-making bodies. We also benefit from company and business sponsorship, payroll giving, employee fundraising, donations from organisations and donations in memoriam.

Another way of raising income is through our charity shops selling donated goods and other hospice merchandise. In addition we benefit from a joint hospices lottery.

Is there a charge for hospice care?

No charge is made to patients and families for any of our services. The costs of hospice care are covered thanks mainly to the generosity of our donors and supporters.

Read detailed financial information on the Charity Commission website 

Two people wearing St Richard's Hospice logo t-shirts standing next to their bicycles
Wooden and glass entrance to hospice building, flower border to the left.