Is your station down to the last of your reserves? You may be eligible for a grant from the HBA.

We understand that COVID has had a huge impact on event based fundraising, something of which many of our member stations find as their main source of donations, meaning some of our member stations are down to the last of their reserves. If your station is down to the last 6 months of reserves, we're opening up our grants programme especially for you. 

To find out more, email Mark Bonallo at

Who is eligible?

Applications are restricted to full members of the HBA only.

What is the purpose?

The grants are intended to enable hospital broadcasting organisations to purchase equipment or other materials required by them which they are unable to afford to purchase from their own funds.

Closing dates

1st February, 1st July & 1st November each year.

How do I apply?

Applicants should identify the equipment or other materials that meet(s) their needs and should obtain a quotation (ideally more than one) for the supply. They should then complete the application form (logged in members only), together with copies of the quotation(s), their constitution (or other governing documents) and their latest annual report & accounts and email it all to Mark Bonallo at

What happens next?

Applications will be acknowledged on receipt. The committee will review all applications received in line with the closing dates stated above. Within 28 days of the closing date, applicants will be informed as to the success or otherwise of their application. Successful applicants should expect to receive a cheque within 7 days of their application being granted. Copies of invoices confirming purchase of the equipment/materials should be forwarded to HBA within 6 months of the grant cheque being issued. Failure to provide such evidence of purchase may result in the full repayment of the grant being requested. Applications are judged on merit by the HBA's Grants Committee, which consists of Mark Bonallo, Sean Dunderdale, Neil Ogden, June Snowden and Nigel Dallard. If a conflict of interest arises between a member of the subcommittee and an application, the conflicted member will withdraw from discussions surrounding the particular application and, if necessary, further temporary members will be co-opted to the subcommittee. The full terms of reference of the subcommittee can be found on the members-only section of the HBA website, or are available on request.

Are details of the successful applicants published?

HBA would like to maximise the publicity obtained, both local to the recipient of the grant and nationally, and would expect successful applicants to work closely with the HBA's Public Relations Manager to achieve this. HBA would anticipate providing details of all grants made in its Annual Report and Accounts.

Please Note

The decision of the Grants Committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The committee may, at its sole discretion, provide unsuccessful applicants with an indication as to why their application failed - for instance, applicants can expect to be informed if they failed to provide all necessary supporting paperwork, or their application was deemed ineligible in other ways. However, applicants should understand that the funds available are limited and not all applications that meet all the required criteria are likely to be funded.