This name sounds familiar
You may have heard of this as an organization that received £ 32 million ($ 36 million; $ 40 million) collected by Captain Tom Moore1. A total of £ 130 million was raised for NHS Together during the Covid 19 pandemic.
Nice! But who are they?
The organization, formerly known as the NHS Charity Association, is essentially an umbrella organization of the NHS charities. For example, your local foundation may have its own charitable foundation, and it may be a member of the NHS Charities Together.
Yes, well, membership is not free. Depending on the income of the charitable organization, annual membership fees should be between 1,000 and 5,000 pounds. NHS charities must be members to take advantage of this unexpected 19th surprise.3
That doesn’t sound very charity
Maybe not, but NHS Charities Together says the board contributes to running costs and serving members. It also states that if the NHS charity has the right to join and apply for the covid-19 grant, then their first two years of membership will be deducted from this grant, which means that it is not out of pocket.
But where is my donation going?
Good question. The organization has 237 members, 4 compared to 140 when the first urgent appeal was filed on March 23. Each of these member charities received an initial grant of £ 35,000.
And the rest?
A second wave of grants was issued, this time at a cost of £ 7 per employee in an NHS trust or trust supported by each charitable organization. For example, £ 119,000 went to the Southampton Hospitals Charity Fund, and £ 147,000 went to the Nottingham Hospitals Charity Fund.
But what does it pay for?
Money donated to NHS charities cannot be spent on direct patient care, so this money is not paid for medicines or personal protective equipment. Instead, it was used to buy things like employee food boxes and computer tablets that allow patients to talk with their relatives.
Should there be money left?
To date, £ 20 million has been allocated, and £ 10 million is available to charities that you can apply for before the end of August. The rest of the money will be available to participants through further waves of financing, so go there quickly to spend £ 100 million.