Established in 2015, the Bupa UK Foundation’s mission is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives. With £1 million in funding each year from Bupa UK, the Foundation will award grants for practical projects and initiatives which aim to tackle critical issues in health and social care and improve health and wellbeing in the UK.
The Foundation’s funding programmes are developed around clearly defined themes and reflect important factors that underpin health and wellbeing. These include mental health, ageing well, managing long-term conditions, behaviour change and healthy living.
Each round will focus on a different theme:
This theme was selected in recognition of the fact that ‘carers make a vital, hidden contribution to the health and wellbeing of the nation, yet they can often feel socially isolated, lacking support and a sense of community’ and ‘many carers report that caring has taken a toll on their own health’.
The Foundation’s 2018 funding programme is open for applications which focus on supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of older carers.
The deadline for applications is 5 October 2018.