Trusts & Foundations

We believe that all seriously and terminally ill children should have opportunities to build positive, joyful memories with their families during some of the most challenging times of their lives. We are incredibly grateful to the trusts and foundations whose long-term generosity has enabled us to reach more children, teenagers and families when they need us most.

Your support

From small one-off grants to ongoing partnerships with larger trusts and foundations, the grant funding we receive is crucial to sustaining our programmes.   Your support is invaluable to the success of our Hospital Entertainment Programme and Family Events Programme.

Funding from Trusts and Foundations goes directly towards supporting the 10,000 bedside visits we carry out each year and the 50 events that seriously ill children and their families attend each year.

Spread a Smile receives no statutory funding and is 100% reliant on grants & donations to maintain and grow its service to meet the needs of the most vulnerable of children.


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you to discuss Spread a Smile’s ambitious plans for the future and how you might be able to support us.   020 7482 5191

Impact & reporting
  • We are committed to evaluating the impact of our work.
  • We report openly and honestly about the funding we receive and tailor our reports to the interests and objectives of each partner
  • We set clear outcomes we aim to achieve and regularly review the impact of our services. Indeed, in June 2020 we will publish the results of an independent study on the impact of our work
  • We encourage, and actively seek, feedback at every level and from all stakeholders and share  learnings with our hospital partners so that together we can develop our services to ensure we remain beneficiary focused and beneficiary led.

Our Trust Partners