Our grants programme awards funding to hospital staff for projects which will help them to deliver better patient experience and care. We fund:

  • Projects which promote innovation, transformation and new service development
  • Projects which support staff in the delivery of front line patient care
  • Fast track awards (up to £2,000) to support patient experience
  • Staff development and educational opportunities

See some examples of grants we have awarded recently below. For more information or guidance, please contact If you’re a staff member at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, find out how to apply for a grant here.

Electronic milk warmer for the Special Care Baby Unit at West Middlesex University Hospital
An innovative mouthcare project to help reduce hospital acquired pneumonia across the Trust
A Virtual Reality headset to be used as distraction therapy on the Adult Burns Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Crash mats to reduce the incidence of harm to more vulnerable patients, and resources to increase awareness of new falls risk assessment tools.
Fast track walk-in contraceptive services for 10 Hammersmith Broadway
Equipment to ensure efficient and effective care of newborns in Children’s A&E at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

We are delighted to partner with The Burdett Trust for Nursing who have awarded us a three-year grant to establish a first-of-its-kind Nursing Innovation Fellow. Specifically created to spearhead nurse, midwife, and allied health professional-led projects as part of our CW Innovation programme, Debbie Van Der Velden will develop a cohort of outstanding nurse-led transformative projects making a significant difference to patient care at the Trust’s hospitals and clinics.

“The CW+ Grants Programme is excellent and straight forward. It was a very quick turnaround from application to award. All our babies will benefit from the waterless milk warmer, which reduces contamination risks associated with warming milk in water. Thank you to CW+ for supporting our unit.”

Agnes Jai, Senior Sister Special Care Baby Unit