Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care: Update

This is a short newsletter providing information about two initiatives that may be of interest:

Survey: help shape the future of death, dying and bereavement in Scotland

Over the next 5 months SPPC is leading work to develop strategic thinking about how to improve people’s experiences of death, dying and bereavement in Scotland over the next 10 years. The scope of this work is palliative and end of life care delivered by services plus other public health/society-wide interventions. We need to hear what you think – please complete this short survey which can take less than 10 minutes, (although if you have time to make a more in depth contribution that would be great). You can save and return to your response if you want to complete the survey in several sessions. The survey includes the opportunity to spend £25m.

Start the survey here: Survey

Please complete by Friday 7th August.

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Grants available for remembrance activities

We are pleased to launch a grants scheme for people wishing to hold remembrance events in Scotland this November as part of the annual To Absent Friends festival.

Two types of small grants (of up to £250) are available:

Community grants: These are for organisations and communities who want to plan private remembrance events at which their community can come together (online, outside or in small gatherings) to share memories, stories and solace.

Public grants: These are for organisations who want to organise an interactive public event (online, outside or in a large public space) such as a concert, exhibition or installation, freely open to members of the public.

Who can apply?

Any organisation with a bank account can apply for a grant. We would encourage applications from charities, community groups, care homes, NHS organisations, small businesses, prisons, arts organisations, schools, education institutions and more.

What will a grant fund?

We are keen to support:

  • Events that celebrate and remember a person or people who have died – whether recently or long ago and/or
  • Events that recognise the loss caused by coronavirus this year, and provide opportunities to remember people who have died from covid-19 and/or during the lockdown period

Further information

The deadline for applications is 31 August 2020. More information about the grants scheme is available here: To Absent Friends small grants scheme.

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