In 2022 we carried out an evaluation of our financial grants programme to assess its effectiveness, reach and impact.
The evaluation was a collaborative project involving nearly 600 people, including those living with and affected by MND, branch and group volunteers, health and social care professionals, and staff.
The project group carried out a detailed benchmarking exercise, reviewed various external reports and analysed our grants data, which found that the current programme is working well, but we do have a few improvements to make.  
Within that work, we received moving feedback about the impact grants had made to families affected by MND, saying they helped them to feel supported, gave them a renewed purpose and helped to make special memories.
We're really pleased that 92% of people living with MND who responded to our survey thought the application process was straightforward. You also told us that how we could improve our support, so here's how we are planning to make it even better:-

  • Raise awareness of our grants programme. We learned that some people didn’t know the Association offered grants, so we’d like to do more to raise the profile of this support and help more people affected by MND.  
  • Improve guidance about the application process, including updating our grant application form and the information on our website.  
  • Consider retrospective funding for some applications.
  • Regular review of grant limits and categories.  

Our grants programme is integral to the support the MND Association provides, and we want to reassure you that it is very much here to stay. Our primary aim with this project is to better support our community and help us fulfil Our Promises to you.
This webpage will be updated frequently with details of changes and improvements to our current financial grants programme.

See more information about our current grants

Page last updated: 10/02/2023