Above & Beyond is your charity

We’re here to support you so that you can give the best possible care to the people of Bristol and the South West.

In this dedicated UH Bristol staff section you will find information on:

  • Raising awareness of the charity
  • Becoming a Charity Champion
  • Fundraising for your hospitals
  • Dealing with donations on wards
  • Applying for reimbursements of small expenditure
  • Applying for grants for equipment, research, refurbishments and training that go above and beyond what the NHS can afford

Introducing the charity to the public

Patients and their friends and families are often looking for a way to say thank you for the outstanding care received in your hospitals. By introducing them to Above & Beyond, as the official charity of Bristol city centre hospitals, they will find out how donations, fundraising and volunteering make a difference to patient care.

Please encourage people to get in touch with us directly via the website, email or phone, or by dropping into the Fundraising Hub in the BRI welcome centre to chat with our volunteers:

Please note that the Fundraising Hub is closed until further notice. Find more information about the closure.

Become a Charity Champion

As well as promoting the charity's work to patients, friends and family, you can help raise awareness of your official hospital charity with UH Bristol staff by becoming an Above & Beyond Charity Champion. The role acts as an important link between wards/departments and the charity. You will share charity information in team meetings, encourage staff fundraising, help identify projects that could benefit from funding and much more.

Charity Champions will receive an exclusive Charity Champion badge and Above & Beyond hoodie. Find out more about becoming a Charity Champion.

Staff fundraising

We’d love for you get involved with fundraising and will be on hand to help you every step of the way. Please take a look at our dedicated staff fundraising and resources section for more information.

Ward donations from patients, friends and families

If you receive donations for Above & Beyond directly, you can use the donation receipt book situated on your ward to provide a receipt to the donor. Alternatively, you can visit our Fundraising Hub in the BRI welcome centre to pay in ward donations to our volunteers who will then fill out a donation receipt for you.

The donor will receive a thank you letter from the charity and learn a little more about the impact their donation will have.

Once your donation receipt book is finished, please request a new one from our Income Administrator Leanne on [email protected] and she will put it in the internal post for you.

Share your story

Your stories are so important to raising vital funds and awareness for Bristol city centre hospitals. You will have seen how additional funding from Above & Beyond has supported innovative research, bought the latest equipment, improved the hospital environment for patients, their families and friends, and staff, and supported staff training and development.

To continue to do this, we need to share your stories with the general public. If you'd like to help get the message out there, please share your story with us.

Apply for charity funds through our grants application process

The money raised for Above & Beyond is for your patients and your hospitals. We invest in innovative research, support your training and development, ensure that you have world-class facilities and the very best equipment and create safe, modern environments in which to treat patients. 

All of this funding is led by your expertise and knowledge of what is best for patients, and in our grants programme section you will find details of how to apply for reimbursements for small expenditure (below £250) and larger grants (above £250) using our grants application process. 

Find out more about the grants programme here.

Project ideas

If you have an idea for a project that you would like to discuss, please contact Anna, a member of our philanthropy team, on [email protected]. The team is also able to advise on filling out the grant application form.