Pink piggy bankWe are grateful to everyone who chooses to support Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, in any way. This page explains more about how to support us by donating. 

About our charitable Trust

Our charitable funds are held with DCHS Charitable Trust. 'DCHS' stands for Derbyshire Community Health Services. DCHS is, like us, an NHS Trust working in Derby and Derbyshire. DCHS Charitable Trust is a registered charity with the Charity Commission (charity number 1053329).

To donate to us, then, you give money to the DCHS Charitable Trust and say you would like the money to go to Derbyshire Healthcare.

How are donations used?

We use donations to pay for extra activities and items for our patients, or to support staff wellbeing. Charitable funds help patients and staff in ways that would not normally be provided through NHS funding.

It is especially helpful to receive donations that we can spend generally within our services, rather than on specific things. We can then spend the money where it is needed most.

Ways to donate

We are grateful for all the donations we receive, big or small. In order to make sure that your donation reaches us, please donate in one of the ways described here. Learn more about the value of Gift Aid below, too.

Bank transfer

You can transfer money electronically from your bank account to the bank account for DCHS Charitable Trust. If you would like to find out more about doing this, please email Or, if you're ready to go ahead, please email the charitable trust team at We will provide you with the bank account details and ask you to include 'DHCFT' in the payment reference. DHCFT is short for 'Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust'.

Standing order

You can set up a standing order if you wish to make a regular donation. Please contact Stacey Forbes or Sarah Farrall to find out more by emailing or Or, if you're ready to go ahead, please email - please say that you want to set up a standing order for Derbyshire Healthcare.

Legacy to the Charitable Trust through a will

You may wish to leave a gift in your will to our charity. This could either be a fixed amount or could be part of the residue of an estate. If you are considering making a legacy through a will, please seek advice from a solicitor in the first instance. For further information please contact Stacey Forbes on Or, if you're ready to go ahead, please email - please say that you want to set up a gift in your will for Derbyshire Healthcare.


Please print and complete the donation form and make cheques payable to The DCHS Charitable Trust and send to the Finance Department, Kingsway House, Kingsway Hospital, Derby, DE22 3LZ. Please do not send cash in the post.


If you wish to make a cash donation in person, please visit the Cashier’s Office or Patient Bank at the Ashbourne Centre, Kingsway Hospital, or the Radbourne Unit, Royal Derby Hospital. Please note that the Patient Bank is only open at certain times, usually in the morning on weekdays. Please print and complete the donation form and take this with you.

Gift Aid

If you wish your donation to be subject to Gift Aid, please indicate this when you donate. There is a box you can tick on the donation form.
Gift aid was introduced by the Government in April 2000 to make it easier for taxpayers to give to charities and for charities to receive. HM Revenue & Customs treats donations as if the donor had already deducted basic rate tax. The charity can then reclaim this tax to increase the value of a donation by 25p for every £1 given.