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Over the last five years BKPA has funded care and service improvement projects in 70 hospitals providing over £10m in funding. Learn more about these grants and how to apply.



We help kidney patients struggling to make ends meet by providing personal grants to help pay for domestic costs and items for the home as well as costs towards travel and higher education/training.



Last year we enabled 800 individuals and families to have a much needed respite break either in the UK or abroad.



BKPA is a Gold sponsor of the British Transplant Games. We also sponsor 14 children’s and adult’s teams to enable them to take part each year.


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The BKPA is proud to continue long term support for the British Transplant Games as a GOLD Sponsor. In addition we give over £50,000 each year in sponsorship to 14 children’s and adult’s teams to enable them to compete.

With over 1,800 transplant patients now taking part the event is a wonderful celebration of life, stamina, passion and determination.

All the athletes have a personal story triumph and adversity to tell – some are small children and others are in the 70’s; some are competing to win and others are simply taking part. What BKPA and everyone has in common is:

  • the determination to show what a transformation a transplant can make
  • thank organ donors
  • raise awareness of the need for others to think about organ donation.

This year’s Games are in North Lanarkshire. If you’re on low income and you want to compete you can apply for a grant from the BKPA. We support teams and individuals.

transplant games 2015Transplant Sport is delighted to thank BKPA for their continued and valuable support for the Transplant Games over the years. Without their support for both the team members and to Transplant Sport we would be unable to deliver the first class event and raise the profile of the need for more organ donors.

Their support and attendance at the Games themselves adds a special quality and I would like to thank Paddy Tabor and the team for making this happen.

Andy Eddy, Chairman, Transplant Sport


BKPA and The British Transplant Games

  • The need for more Organ Donors, with people still dying every day whilst they wait on the transplant list
  • To recognise and thank Donors and their Families
  • The need to keep fit and active in order to maintain health as people recover from life threatening illness and strive to live life to the full.

How we can help
We're keen to support patients of all ages taking part in both the British Transplant Games and the World Transplant Games. If you're on low income and finding it difficult to raise the funds, then you can apply to the BKPA for a grant. Last year the BKPA supported more participants than ever competing both in the UK and abroad.

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You’ll need to contact your kidney unit social worker or a member of the kidney care team, as all applications for financial aid should come to us on a grant form completed with their input.  However, if there’s no member of staff able to help, the BKPA's Patient Support and Advocacy Officers can be contacted by calling the main BKPA telephone number

01420 541424.

World Transplant Games

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British Transplant Games

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Applying for a grant for Group Travel

Group Travel Grant Form

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Applying for a grant for individuals

Application Form for individuals

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