Where your money goes


In 2015-16, thanks to the support we received, we were able to provide care and support for over 700 people with a terminal illness and their families or carers.

For every £1 we raise we spend:

  • 86p on delivering and improving care and support for people with terminal illnesses
  • 13p to generate future income
  • 1p on publicity and governance


How much does Hospiscare spend a year on providing services?

In total, Hospiscare spends over £6 million a year on providing nursing and hospice care and work to improve end of life care and support.

The main areas of provision are:

  • A 12 bed in-patient hospice in Exeter
  • Day service centres in Exeter, Tiverton and Honiton
  • Extensive specialist palliative care nursing services
  • A Hospital Support team in the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
  • 24 hour telephone advice for patients, carers and professionals
  • Supportive care services including chaplaincy, bereavement support and complementary therapies


Read our reports and accounts for more detailed financial information.


How do administrative costs in Hospiscare compare with other charities?

We benchmark our administrative costs against other charities. Our support costs in 2015-16 were 29% which is in line with other hospices of our size. 


Does Hospiscare receive any government funding?

Hospiscare receives a grant of £1.2 million from the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group towards the cost of our services. That represents 19% of the total income the hospice needs to raise to sustain its services for patients and families. 

Hospiscare raises the remaining 81% of the funds needed to run the charity from donations, community fundraising activities, our weekly prize draw, high street and online shops, house clearances and gifts in wills.


Our thanks to you

We endeavour to provide the best quality care and services as efficiently and effectively as possible.  We can only do this due to your kindness and generosity. 

A heartfelt thank you to all our supporters.