The COVID-19 Healthcare Support Appeal (CHSA) is a new, time-limited charity (no. 1189119). We make grants to organisations that are supporting health and care staff who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on hardship and psychological support.
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 will deliver these aims through a programme of grant-making to organisations supporting the health and care workforce.
This new charity is a subsidiary of the RCN Foundation.
At the end of 2020 CHSA grants top £3million
CHSA has now agreed grants of £3.2 million to 18 organisations since June 2020.
We are making grants to organisations giving vital financial and psychological support to frontline health and social care workers battling the crisis. We are also funding projects that support the recovery and resilience of the sector.