The Hospice is partly funded by a contribution from Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) on the basis of the previous NHS Service Level Agreement. The Scottish Government expects the HSCPs to fund 50% of the agreed annual running costs of independent hospices in their area. The funding does not cover capital expenditure, bereavement projects or the holistic care that is provided by the Hospice.
The remainder of the funds required to provide the Hospice services is raised through gifts in Wills, donations, sourcing grants from charitable trusts, fundraising, Hospice retail shops, the Lottery and the Friends of Ardgowan Hospice.
The Charity’s key objective is to provide high quality specialist palliative care to patients and carers. All expenditure is either directly related to this objective, relates to an activity required to support this objective or is an investment in fundraising activities to generate additional funds, which will in turn be used to further the objectives of the organisation.
The contribution of time or money – as a volunteer in the Hospice or one of our shops, organising a fundraising event, making a cash donation, offering goods to sell in our shops, or shopping with us – can make a meaningful difference to people when they need it most.
You can find more information about our finances below. You can also read more about the impact we make in the lives of those living in Inverclyde affected by life limiting illness.