This information is for teams WITH a charitable fund specifically for their area, which includes ‘support for staff’ in its remit.

Please read the following information carefully, and do scroll all the way to the bottom.

We are pleased to confirm that you will be able to use your area’s charity fund to contribute towards the cost of a staff Christmas event this year – as per previous years.   

The usual Charity rules apply:

  • Only suitable funds earmarked for ‘staff wellbeing’ may be used – please check with the Charity if you are unsure.
  • Events must be open to all staff in your area to attend 
  • No contribution can be made towards the purchase of alcohol
  • The usual funding limits apply - support of up to a maximum of £35pp (balance allowing)
  • Do speak to the charity if you need to check the fund balance in your area before proceeding

If you are unsure whether there is a fund in your area, or to get more advice or support, please talk to our finance team at [email protected]

The charity will also be out and about over the Christmas period continuing to aim to provide a boost to patients and hospital teams across the Trust

    Further useful information

    Below are some handy hints and tips about streamlining your reimbursement. 

    • Receipts and/or an invoice
    • A list of staff attending
    • Pre-approval from a fund advisor
    • Download a payment request form by clicking here

    We hope your event goes well and would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for for all you do.

    Please remember to help promote Oxford Hospitals Charity in your area so that we continue to provide support for staff and patients day in day out. Our website is