This Summer, hospital foundations in France were granted charitable status. It is hoped that this will encourage donations towards medical research programmes in hospital.
“With the public sector budget near crisis point, the importance of fundraising for the healthcare sector is in the spotlight,” says Yaële Aferiat, Director of the Association Française des Fundraisers.
“Such increased visibility is a great opportunity to build donor confidence and boost donations.”
People are now able to donate to specific hospital foundations for the purposes of medical research, with greater transparency around the way those funds are managed.