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Point to note

If you are using this scheme to provide awards of subsidy, you must inform the Subsidy Control Unit – email:

1. Region

The geographical area within which the scheme will operate is All-Wales.

2. Title of subsidy scheme

The title of the Subsidy Scheme is the Hospice Cost of Living Subsidy.

3. UK legal basis

Section 60 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 provides that the Welsh Ministers may do anything, which they consider appropriate to achieve the promotion or improvement of the economic, social or environmental well-being of Wales. This power may be exercised in relation to or for benefit of the whole or any part of Wales or all or any persons resident or present in Wales.

4. Objectives of the scheme

The activity being supported under this scheme is considered to be a ‘Service of Public Economic Interest’ (SPEI) on the basis that:

  • the service is provided for the benefit of the public, and
  • the service would not be provided, or would not be provided on the terms required, by an enterprise under normal market conditions.

The specific policy objective is to provide short term support to sustain clinical services delivered by hospices in Wales at existing levels and to help retain their workforce. As a result core clinical services being delivered by hospices should be protected.

5. Public authority(ies) authorised to implement the scheme

Hospices providing core NHS services

6. Category(ies) of eligible enterprise

Hospices providing core NHS services

7. Sector(s) to be supported

The sector to be supported by this scheme is the Human health and social work activities sector. Specifically, the hospice sector.

8. Duration of the scheme

The scheme is from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.

9. Budget for aid under the scheme

The total budget for this scheme is £4 million.

10. Form of support

All subsidy awarded under the scheme will be awarded by way of grants.

11. Eligibility terms and conditions

Hospices who are commissioned by health boards in Wales to provide clinical services will be eligible to apply for this subsidy.

12. Basis for calculating subsidies

The subsidy is calculated on the salary costs incurred for providing clinical services in 2023/2024.

13. Maximum subsidy allowable under the scheme

No hospice will be eligible to receive more than £1.1 million.

14. Contact information

Subsidy Control Unit

Welsh Government
Cathays Park
Cardiff CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom

Telephone: + 44 (0)3000 604 400

Rydym yn croesawu galwadau a gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls and correspondence in Welsh.