Endobronchial ultrasound equipment bold
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a minimally invasive but highly effective procedure used to diagnose lung cancer, infections, and other diseases causing enlarged lymph nodes in the chest.The Endowment Fund was used to set up Endobronchial ultrasound service in Fife as previously patients were required to travel to other Health Boards for this service.
Find out more about initiatives that the fund has supported by reading our case studies.
Who can make a donation?
NHS Fife can accept and hold within their Endowment Fund donations from individuals, clubs and societies, work groups, companies, or any other organisation.
How will my donation be used?
If you do not specify the purpose of your donation it will be added to the general endowment fund for the benefit of all patients, carers and staff of NHS Fife. Alternatively you can specify exactly how you wish the donation to be used as mentioned above.
Over the years, patients have benefited from the purchase of equipment and additional amenities, which were only made possible due to public generosity.
How do I donate?
- By Cheque – please make cheques payable to NHS Fife Endowment Fund and send them to (link to contact details on Fundraising & Donations page)
- By Cash – please do not send cash through the post. Please pass your donation to reception / cashiers at the main hospital sites -each donation will be formally recorded and the donor will receive a copy of the official Charitable Donation Form.
- Online – through our Just Giving page;
JustGiving is a platform for online giving which makes it easy for anyone to set up a fundraising page for a Registered Charity (including NHS Fife Endowment Fund) although we ask individuals to approach us before setting up any fundraising projects. It can also be used to pay donations into the Endowment Fund electronically.
We encourage gift aid. Gift Aid is a scheme that allows charities to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer which can be an additional 25p in every £1 donated.
If you are a taxpayer, the Fife Health Board Endowment Fund may reclaim tax on your donation if you complete a Gift Aid Declaration Form. These are available from the cashiers / reception at the main hospitals, or can be downloaded here.
Drop us a note
If you would like to discuss your donation or speak to us about fundraising please e-mail the Charity Manager, with your enquiry.
The 2020 Grants programme for the Fife Health Board Endowment Fund welcomes applications for projects up to a maximum request of £5000. A wide range of projects and test of change initiatives that focus on Supporting the welfare of patients, their families and friends are being sought. Please read the guidance notes before completing this application form. A total of £250 000 is being allocated from the Endowment Fund’s general funds for this programme. Grants should be spent within 12 months of applicants agreeing to their offer letter. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2020. Please ensure your application has been approved (see last question) before submitting it, otherwise it will not be accepted.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Grants Programme has been delayed. The projects that will be receiving funding will be notified in due course.
The Fife Health Board Endowment Fund is a registered charity. Scottish Charity No. SC011988.