The fund offers grants of up to £20,000 to support healthcare in Peterborough and the area covered by Peterborough and Stamford hospitals (postcodes PE1 – PE11). The fund supports both individuals requiring medical equipment and organisations who carry out healthcare activities.

Who can apply?
Medical professionals on behalf of individuals and non-profit organisations.
Maximum grant
Up to £20,000
Eligible area
Peterborough (+15 mile radius)
1 February, 1 August

General fund criteria

Applications for both capital and revenue costs for healthcare activities are invited covering:

Grants will not be made for the following:

Criteria for grants for an individual

Applications for grants to assist an individual should be made by an occupational therapist or other medical professional who has knowledge of the individual’s overall health and financial position.

Requests will be considered for money towards a piece of equipment or a small adaptation to a home to help an individual with their disabilities.

Criteria for grants for an organisation

Whilst this list is not exclusive or binding for the fund, the panel will apply the following criteria in deciding whether to award grants. Preference will be given to:

  • Capital equipment rather than support with running costs;
  • Grants where matching funds are available;
  • Activities that will benefit the greatest number of people;
  • Pump priming grants, e.g. initial support for a medical post if that will lead to funding for the post being taken over by the NHS.

Grants may be either single grants or rolling grants.

Whilst there is no limit to the size of grants, the fund wishes to spread the benefit as widely as possible and it is likely to give precedence to applications for grants up to £20,000 in any year. However, the fund does not wish to discourage applications for larger awards, where the applicant considers they can demonstrate a justifiable reason for a large grant.

Conditions may be attached to the awards of grants. In order to promote awareness of the fund, to enable it to bring knowledge of its work to its target audience and to acknowledge Harry Cureton’s generosity, it will normally be a condition of a grant that there will be public acknowledgement of it.

An example of a funded project

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About the funder

The Harry Cureton Fund exists due to the generosity of the late Harry Cureton, who for many years lived in Eye, near Peterborough, and donated a large lottery win to help local people.

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