Medical cannabis charity announces funding available for Jersey residents to support access to “life changing” prescriptions

From today (17th May 2022), Jersey residents can apply for a grant to fully support medical cannabis prescription from the UK’s only medical cannabis charity, Sapphire Medical Foundation thanks to new funding. Those selected who meet the eligibility criteria to access medical cannabis prescriptions and clinic appointments will be paid for by the Sapphire Medical Foundation for a […]

Dive for Access to Life-Changing Medication

Josie Nicholas is bravely jumping out of an aeroplane on the 13th May 2022 to raise money for the Sapphire Medical Foundation. Donate and read more about why she is taking on this challenge and what access to this treatment means for the people she helps on a daily basis. All money raised goes […]

Sapphire Medical Foundation Receives Inaugural Charitable Grant

Sapphire Medical Foundation is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its application for a charitable grant from The Hospital Saturday Fund. The grant will enhance the charity’s aim to reduce the financial barriers of access to medical cannabis that may affect individuals who are unable to afford the costs associated with medical […]

#MCAW2020 virtual fundraiser raises over £500

Congratulations to all of those who helped Sapphire Medical Foundation run, walk and swim the 550km journey from London to Holland during Medical Cannabis Awareness Week 2020. Teams from across the medical cannabis sector contributed to the virtual fundraiser. The event raised a significant £510 for Sapphire Medical Foundation. Simon Erridge, trustee at Sapphire Medical […]

Sapphire Medical Foundation becomes first medical cannabis charity

Cannabis fund Sapphire wins charity status

In a landmark decision by the Charity Commission, Sapphire Medical Foundation today announces its registration as a charity, the first of its kind in the UK. Established in 2019, Sapphire Medical Foundation was set up to reduce the financial barriers to accessing medical cannabis, potentially life-changing treatment for millions of patients. The majority of UK medical cannabis […]

Help reduce financial barriers to Medical Cannabis Access

To help raise awareness of the financial barriers that patients face when they come to access medical cannabis, we completed the 550km distance from London to Holland with help from industry teams. We are raising funds to help patients access the medicine they need. Read the full coverage here

Raising awareness and funds for Medical Cannabis patients this #MCAW2020

1st November 2020 marks two years since the rescheduling of cannabis-based products for medicinal use. Despite access improving for patients, the Sapphire Medical Foundation is committed to reducing the financial barrier of access to medical cannabis. Prior to the change in the law on 1st November 2018, access to life changing medical cannabis for some […]

We are delighted to announce the first Medical Cannabis patient has been selected and Sapphire Medical Foundation will fund treatment for one year

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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 the grant making processes and has seen a clinical specialist who has confirmed eligibility for treatment with cannabis-based medicines. As a result, Sapphire Medical Foundation will fund the treatment for […]

Baroness Molly Meacher appointed as Chair of Trustees

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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 has dedicated her career to improving health and social care. She comments, “I am delighted to be the Chair of Trustee of the Sapphire Medical Foundation. I know that medical […]

Fundraising Success

Simon Erridge, Foundation trustee, took on a 22km trail run through the undulating hills of the South Downs National Park raising £300 for Sapphire Medical Foundation this February. Simon was part of the team that successfully raised £2,000 for Sapphire Medical Foundation at the Royal Parks Half marathon last October. Simon explained his reasons for […]