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York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to investing Staff Lottery funds for staff. Our workforce continues to be our most vital resource. Maintaining and improving their health is crucial for delivering safe, high quality patient care.
Whether you want to start a physical activity such as running, swimming or join a fitness course or enhance your working environment, join a dancing class or pottery course, or need financial help to start a sports team, we have a funding stream that could help. Small annual grants are available from the Staff Lottery fund to make awards of between £25 and £100.
Staff Benefits Grant
This grant offers staff the opportunity to request funding that will help towards enhancing the work environment. These would be items not normally provided through Trust budgets. The total amount for an individual grant is £25 and for a team grant is £50. The requested items will be purchased for you by Staff Benefits.
Sports Team Grant
This grant is available for staff to apply for as a team. If you want to start a new sport and organise a team or just want to join an existing team. The sports team must consist of at least 25% of staff employed by the Trust. Funding can be awarded for club fees, kit or equipment. The total amount for the team is £100 payable by cheque. A receipt must be provided with this form before the cheque will be issued.
Non Job Related Course Grant
This grant is available for staff who would like to take up a course outside of work. A reimbursement towards the course will be up to a maximum of £25. A receipt from the provider of the course must be attached to this form and the grant payment will be made through salary.
The Physical Activity Grant
This grant is to enable individual staff access to funds which will help towards the costs of starting a NEW physical activity such as running, walking, swimming, fitness classes, gyms & courses. Funding can be awarded for equipment or fees. The total amount for the individual is a maximum of £25. A receipt must be attached to this form and the grant payment will be made through salary.
Weight Management Grant
This grant is available for an individual to join a weight management group such as Slimmingworld or any other group. The total amount for an individual is £25. The grant is there to cover a set course usually 6 weeks. A receipt must be attached to this form and the grant payment will be made through salary.
The following criteria will pertain to all funding requests:
- You must be currently employed by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
- Only one grant request in each category per financial year can be requested.
- An application form must be completed for each grant.
- The Staff Benefits committee has the right to refuse any request.
- No items needing on-going maintenance to be requested.
- No food items requests.
- No electrical item requests.
- No Display Screen Equipment requests.
- Annual maximum budget for each grant.
- Fitness monitors such as Fitbits will not be funded.
- Where a receipt is required it must be dated in the month you apply for the grant.
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