Compassion and Fairness
With people in mind
Sapphire Medical Foundation’s mission statement is to reduce the financial barriers of access to medical cannabis. We were founded to aid in the financial difficulties that can affect individuals who are unable to afford the costs associated with medical cannabis prescriptions.
Giving a donation
Most medical cannabis prescriptions are unavailable through the NHS and are associated with significant financial costs.
Giving a donation will help patients get access to medical cannabis where they otherwise cannot due to cost implications.
We assess patients in accordance with our fair and transparent grant making principles to ensure that we provide support where it is most needed.
All grants are made following a thorough assessment of eligibility. Our grant making principles can be seen here.
We are always looking for people to volunteer to help fundraise for Sapphire Medical Foundation.
If you are interested in helping raise money for our cause, please get in touch with our fundraising team through our contact us page.
Doctor to ski 90km to raise funds for UK cannabis patients
Dr Mikael Sodergren is embarking on his first ever cross country skiing race – having never set foot on cross-country skis until a few weeks ago!
Giving patients a helping hand – facilitating access to medical cannabis for a range of conditions where treatment is supported by medical evidence but not possible due to financial constraints.
The high cost associated with prescriptions for medical cannabis can be a barrier to what is for some people a life changing medication. As a result, some patients are unable to meet all of their regular financial obligations which impacts the ability to start or continue treatment.
We look to provide financial assistance to cover the costs of treatment for a minimum of one year for each patient who receives one of our grants.
How We Can Help
Sapphire Medical Foundation will fund treatment for patients who may benefit from medical cannabis. Grant applications will go through a means assessment and clinical need triage to shortlist potential grant recipients. Eligibility will be confirmed at no cost to those shortlisted through a robust clinical assessment in accordance with NHS England, MHRA and GMC guidelines.
News and Press
We are delighted to announce the first Medical Cannabis patient has been selected and Sapphire Medical Foundation will fund treatment for one year
Today, and 2 years following the rescheduling of cannabis-based medicinal products in the UK, Sapphire Medical Foundation announced its first patient has successfully proceeded through
Sapphire Medical Foundation have today announced the appointment of Baroness Molly Meacher as Chair of Trustees. As a Crossbench life peer and former Health Trust Chair, Baroness Meacher