Grant Scheme

Funding for voluntary healthcare placements

CGHP’s Grant Scheme is open to staff members from Cambridge University Hospitals and the wider Cambridgeshire healthcare community who are undertaking a voluntary healthcare placement with a low- and middle-income country. For healthcare students in training, a Student Bursary is available for those undertaking an ethical elective with CGHP.

We award grants of up to £500 and the funding can be used towards global healthcare work in either the UK or overseas. You can apply year-round, but you must apply at least a month before your anticipated activity or departure date.

In 2023, the Grant Scheme helped to fund a visit to Malawi as part of a project to improve access to education for children with hearing loss. It also helped to fund a visit to India by allied health professionals to deliver palliative care to disadvantaged communities. Funding has also been used to attend and present at global health related conferences in the UK.

As a grant recipient, we expect you to complete a trip report after your activity and supply photos showcasing your experience with the partnership or project.

Grant Scheme application process

  1. Complete the Volunteer Grant application form and email the completed form to
  2. Your application will be reviewed by CGHP’s Grants Sub-Group and a recommendation will be made on the amount to be awarded.
  3. We will contact you to let you know the outcome of your application and notify you of the volunteer release scheme. If needed, the volunteer release scheme allows Cambridge University Hospitals staff to access special types of leave to volunteer through CGHP.
Apply for a grant