About us

NHS Charities Together is the national membership charity that supports and champions the work of more than 130 member NHS Charities.

What do NHS charities do?

NHS charities are charities that are dedicated to supporting the NHS. NHS Charities Together supports and champions the work of more than 140 member NHS charities. Collectively, NHS charities give £1 million every day to the NHS, improving patient care and experience.

Most NHS charities focus on helping our hospitals do more. These charities raise vital funds above and beyond what the NHS alone can provide, making a huge difference to millions of people when they are at their most vulnerable.

In recent years, NHS charities have funded major capital projects, pioneering research and medical equipment at our hospitals, helping patients access the best possible care when they need it most.

They also play a key role in mobilising volunteers to support NHS staff, brightening wards and waiting areas with colourful and engaging art, and building an important link between our hospitals and our communities.

Other NHS charities support mental health trusts, community health trusts and ambulance trusts.



All donations made to NHS Charities Together will be shared with or invested in NHS Charities Together members to further support and benefit NHS patients.

NHS Charities Together is the ‘known as name’ or ‘trading name’ of the Association of NHS Charities, a registered charity since 2008, registered charity No. 1186569

To get in touch about NHS Charities Together email nhsbigtea@anhsc.org.uk