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The COVID-19 Healthcare Support Appeal (CHSA) was set up as a time-limited charity. It has made grants to organisations supporting health and care staff who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on hardship, psychological support and resilience and recovery. 

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The charitable purposes of CHSA are:

• The relief of suffering, poverty, hardship and distress among nurses and other health and social care workers and their families and dependants; and
• The protection of the physical and mental health of nurses and other health and social care workers and their families and dependants

CHSA is delivering these aims through a programme of grant-making to organisations supporting the health and care workforce.

CHSA is a subsidiary of the RCN Foundation.

To find out more about our work, watch this short video.

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Annual Report and Accounts

Read our Annual Report and Accounts to find out more about the progress we're making against our objectives and our aims for the future. There's also information on our governance, structure and management, and detailed accounts of our finances.

CHSA  Annual Report and Accounts 2020 (PDF)

You can also download our group Impact Report here

CHSA grants top £4.85 million

CHSA has agreed grants of £4.85 million to 29 organisations since June 2020. These have been made to organisations giving vital financial and psychological support to frontline health and social care workers battling the Covid-19 crisis. We are also funding projects that support the recovery and resilience of the sector.

To see a list of the grants we’ve awarded click here.

Applications to CHSA are now closed.