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About Us

At the General & Medical Foundation, we believe that everyone deserves to live a happy life and that’s why we support those whose lives have been affected by medical conditions or disabilities.

Our vision is to change people’s lives for the greater good, offering individuals, families, groups and community’s financial support for their medical needs and equipment to help aid lives, which is vital to encouraging a healthy society.

Our Objective

Our objective is to support those whose lives have been adversely affected by disease, illness or injury. We are committed to assisting those in need and are pleased to offer grants* to individuals and organisations, as well as sports people and community-based organisations.

*All applications for grants are subject to eligibility.

Our Story

The Directors of the General & Medical Group, David Wildman and Gillian Close, have overseen the settlement of millions of pounds worth of medical insurance claims over the past 30 years so have personally seen how medical issues can affect people’s lives.

It’s this experience which has influenced them and spurred their aspiration to do something more to help support such individuals. So in 2016, they started the process to apply for registered charity status and in 2018 The General & Medical Foundation was established.

"Over the years David and I have been moved by many of the medical cases we’ve encountered and have personally always wanted to do more to help. We are thrilled that through The General & Medical Foundation we now have the means to provide support and hopefully make a positive difference to somebody’s life." - Gillian Close

As well as David and Gillian making personal donations to the foundation themselves, a number of fundraising activities will be planned throughout the year, to raise awareness and raise money to help those applying for a grant. Find out more about how to apply here.

David Wildman          Gillian Close

Apply for a Grant

Apply for a Grant

Are you in need of a grant or know somebody who is? We welcome applications from all individuals and organisations. Find out more about how to apply. 



Find out more about our fundraising events, see how we have helped the community and individuals, and keep up to date with what's going on. 



Help change somebody's life and show your support by donating today, no matter how small, each donation counts and matters to the important work we do.

Lend a helping hand

We are always looking for people to support the work we do. If you would like to get involved then get in touch, or simply donate online here!