In order to secure funding for a course please complete the application and training agreement online

Please then ask your manager to complete the manager approval form online here

You will also need to have gained your divisional directors approval and indicate that you have this on the form.

If you wish to download the training agreement you can downloaded here 

All applications are reviewed by the Head of Charity and The Charity Continuing Professional Development Lead. The following criteria apply for charitable spend on training courses and development opportunities

Charity funding can only be spent on projects that are above and beyond the remit of the NHS. This means the Charity can only fund training courses that are NOT VITAL training,

Essential for professional development,

In your appraisal,

Part of your Personal Development Plan,

The funding must be requested in advance of the start date

The policy and procedure for applying for training opportunities can be viewed here


Applications are assessed by Committee. The scheduled meetings for 2020 as follows, although please note these are subject to change.

Applications under £500 - Decision in 5 working days, if Divisional Director approval has been confirmed and all paperwork is correct

Applications under £5,000 - Approved on 30th January, 13th March, 8th June, 25th August, 14th September

Applications over £5,000 - Approved on 9th March, 8th June, 14th September