Recent grants and news
- NEW: Island Hospice has received a $20,000 pledge for funding two staff positions for 2013 from The Community Hospice in Rensselaer, NY. AHI was pivotal is setting up the March visit from Island Hospice leadership to Community Hospice, and then generating the subsequent request for funding. This is a one-year grant, and is part of an ongoing partnership between The Community Hospice and Island Hospice.
- NEW: The UK Big Lottery Fund has approved a grant of just under £500,000 to Help the Hospices in the UK to collaborate with Island Hospice Zimbabwe on a 3 year program to scale up palliative care services in a large rural area of Northeastern Zimbabwe. At today's exchange rate, the grant amount is $754,690. More information is available on the Help the Hospices website: www.helpthehospices.org.uk
- NEW: We have received a $10,000 grant for one year from UMCOR (The United Methodist Committee on Relief), based in New York City. They have supported the youth work of Island Hospice for 6 consecutive years now. The current grant is for a Youth Care Club in the remote Nyadire region (near the Congo border). This grant covers the costs of a livelihoods training program for the youth, as well as as two bereavement groups. There is also a club format, where youth get together monthly for discussion, socialization, and learning facilitated by a UMC Social Worker.
- Island Hospice has been awarded a 2013 grant from APCA (African Palliative Care Association) to continue its development as a Palliative Care Center of Excellence. The final dollar amount and scope of work are still being finalized.
- Island Hospice has received a one year grant of $79,000 from The Oak Foundation to provide palliative care services and training in the high density area of Chitungwiza.
- Island Hospice has received an award of $15,000 to conduct training and mentorship in Manicaland, as part of a Tearfund UK funded-project.
- A $40,000 Legacy Grant has been received from The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund for general operating support for Island Hospice in 2013.
- Island Hospice has received a one year grant for $110,000 from the Open Society Institute of Southern Africa (OSISA) to conduct palliative care training in high density areas, to advance access to essential palliative medicines, and to address many of the needs of women suffering from cervical cancer
- $13,000 has been received from Island Hospice’s New York partner for staff support.
- $10,000 has been awarded from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) for youth and orphan activities in the rural Nyadire area, in collaboration with the United Methodist Church of Zimbabwe.
- $16,000 has been received from the UK Big Lottery as a development grant to prepare a full proposal for the expansion of palliative care in rural Zimbabwe. The Lead Agency for this grant is Help the Hospices in the UK. This follows the acceptance by Big Lottery of the Concept Note submitted earlier in 2012.
- $19,000 has been received from the Africa Palliative Care Association (APCA) to support capacity-building at three Island Hospice satellite sites: Mutare, Marondera, and Kwe-Kwe.
- $25,000 has been received from APCA to support several improvements to strengthen Island Hospice as a regional Palliative Care Center of Excellence.
- Island Hospice has been awarded $90,000 of Global Fund monies to conduct palliative care training with community home-based care teams in Chitungwiza and Harare over 2 years. These funds are coming through the Zimbabwe AIDS Network (ZAN) and HOSPAZ.
- Island Hospice has received a grant of $19,000 from APCA to address clinical and programmatic improvements to its services, as well as to pursue collaborations within Zimbabwe.
- Island Hospice has been awarded a service learning project to begin in 2013 with two students from Union College in Schenectady, NY. Island Hospice will receive funding to oversee the student’s 10 week placement for Research and Monitoring/Evaluation to advance palliative care in Zimbabwe.
- Island Hospice has received a grant of $40,000 from the Oak Foundation, for general operating support for 2012. This grant continues the Oak Foundation long term commitment to quality community-based activities for the most vulnerable Zimbabweans.
- Island Hospice has received a grant of $14,000 from the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) to conduct a situational assessment of medical education for palliative care in Zimbabwe.
- Island Hospice has received a grant of $72,027 from the AF Jochnick Foundation in the Netherlands for 2 years of services to children through its innovative Young Carers Program.
- Island Hospice has received a grant of $30,000 from the Zimbabwe Presidential Lottery Fund to supports basic operations in the coming 6 months.
Words cannot express how urgent and significant this work is. Thousands of very sick people will benefit; and it is our vision that the leveraged long term impact of our donations and our volunteer work will be truly extensive. Thanks for being part of our friends group as we explore and expand, in our own singular way, the future of hospice and palliative care in our today