Every year the Northern Health and Social Care Trust receives many donations from members of the public. These donations vary in amounts from £10 to thousands of pounds. They come from individuals, community groups, families, patients, sports clubs, schools, businesses, from various backgrounds and all areas of the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

Donations are always used in line with the donor’s wishes.  The Northern Health and Social Care Trust has a range of five Charitable Trust Funds so the donor can select which speciality area they would like their donation to be used in within the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.  These are:

  • Community Care – eg. Palliative Care, Bereavement Support, Day Centres, Hospital and Community Services etc
  • Medical and Medicine – eg. Diabetes, Neurology, Renal, Coronary Care, Pharmacy, Respiratory, Rheumatology, Stroke and Acute Medical Services etc
  • Children, Young People, Paediatrics and Women – eg. Nursing, Paediatrics, Family Centres, Gynaecology, Maternity, Children and Adolescent Services etc
  • Surgical and Clinical – eg. Intensive Care, Stomacare, Pain Relief, Breast Care, Cancer Services, Dental, Surgery and Diagnostics Services etc
  • Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community Wellbeing – eg. Hospital and Community Health Services and Supported Living

The generosity of our community makes it possible for the Northern Health and Social Care Trust to do things that otherwise would simply not be possible. For instance, in the last year, amongst other things, we have used donations to buy digital equipment for hospital wards, support crafts at social education centres and fund day trips for older people.

None of this would have been possible without your help and support.

NHS Charities Together

During the COVID-19 pandemic, NHS Charities Together became a focal point of public fundraising for the NHS.  NHS Charities Together is a membership organisation representing, supporting and championing NHS charities across the United Kingdom.  As a registered charity, NHS Charities Together became a central source for public donations through the NHS Charities COVID-19 Urgent Appeal, which aimed to raise £100m to support NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients, including high profile fundraisers such as Sir Captain Tom Moore.

All NI Trusts were contacted by an NHS Charities Together representative in April 2020 and advised that, from 20 November 2019, NI Trusts had become eligible to join as members of the organisation (not having been eligible before that date and, therefore, not previously able to benefit from funds raised).  As a result, the Department of Health gave approval for NI Trusts to become members.

NHS Charities Together aims to distribute funds in three stages, the first being the COVID-19 Urgent Response Grants.  These grants were expected to be spent quickly on enhancing the wellbeing of NHS staff, volunteers and patients impacted by COVID-19.

How to Make a Donation

If you wish to make a donation please speak to a member of Northern Health and Social Care Trust staff at your local trust hospital or facility or email

The kindness of the public is appreciated by our staff and we are grateful for the continued generous support.

How to donate to the Trust poster

Gift Aid

If you have made a personal donation or intend to make a donation, Gift Aid will enable the Northern Health and Social Care Trust to increase the value of each pound donated, at no extra cost to the donor.

To be eligible to participate, you must pay sufficient United Kingdom tax (income or Capital Gains) to cover the amount the Northern Health and Social Trust will reclaim on your donation.

Please download a Gift Aid Declaration Form and return to the Financial Accounting Services Department, Northern Health and Social Care Trust at:

Financial Services Team – Income Section
Greenmount House
Woodside Industrial Estate
Woodside Road
BT42 4QJ

Alternatively, you can scan the completed form and email to


The Northern Health and Social Trust aims to make the most of your donation by investing some of the funds with the Northern Ireland Central Investment Fund for Charities (NICIFC).  Performance of investments, including funds managed through NICIFC, is routinely reviewed by the Charitable Trust Funds Advisory Committee throughout the year.

The share price of the fund over a five and a half year period to 31 March 2021 has increased by 398.10 pence, with an increase of 233.65 pence over the past financial year, which represented a gain for the Charitable Trust Funds of £754,000.

Graph showing Long Term Share Price increase

Long Term Share Price Movement Graph for 202 to 2023

The graph shows the movement in the share price of the investment fund which the Trust uses for CTF investments through the Northern Ireland Central Investment Fund for Charities.

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