Hospital Stay Grant

A one off support grant of £150 to help with the financial burden
of having a child in hospital 
for a prolonged period

Hospital Stay Grant

Having a child in hospital can be a scary and emotional time and the last thing parents need to worry about is the financial burden of travelling to hospital and paying expensive hospital parking charges.

Yorkshire Children’s Trust are very pleased to offer support with a one off payment of £150, which is available to parents or carers to help cover the costs associated with having a child in hospital for an extended duration.

The application can be made by a parent or a professional such as a doctor, nurse, support or social worker and is likely to be accepted if the child is currently an inpatient and will be for a duration of 8 days or more.

We will also consider applications for the Hospital Stay Grant for a child that has a pre-planned operation or procedure or treatment regime that is expected to last 8 days or more. 

Applications for support are processed in a timeframe of 2-14 days, but we do realise the urgency of applications and these do take priority over other applications for support. Accepted awards are paid directly to families by bank transfer.

We request that the award is only used for: 

  • Travelling costs to hospital via car or public transport
  • Hospital parking charges
  • Food from the hospital cafe/restaurant
  • Niceties for the child such as comics, magazines, arts & crafts etc;
  • Any other cost associated with having a child in hospital.

We are pleased to accept applications from parents, social workers, support workers or medical professionals.

 “helping to relieve the financial burden of parents with children in hospital.”

  Yorkshire Children’s Trust – a local charity, helping local children


Applications are subject to final acceptance by the Charity Trustees at their regular meetings. Payments will be made direct to the parents by bank transfer within 7 days of acceptance of the grant award. 

Only one application per child within any 12 month period. Guaranteed acceptance is subject to confirmation of hospital stay by a medical professional.
Awards must be spent on costs associated with the child being in hospital such as travel costs by car or public transport, parking charges or food costs purchased within the hospital.
A Payment Acceptance Form (PAF) will need to be signed on receipt of the award to confirm receipt and that funds are to be spent only on the items listed on the award.
Failure to complete the PAF may lead to the charity recovering the award payout.