Tuesday, 14 April 2015

BUPA UK Foundation to Open in May

The BUPA UK Foundation is expected to provide up to £1 million in grants in 2015 to support health and social care projects across the UK.

The funding will be offered through clearly defined funding programmes, each of which will be focused on a different theme. The theme of the first funding round will be announced in mid-May when the Foundation opens to applications, with funding decisions expected in the summer.

The Foundation expects to fund a small number of practical projects and initiatives that aim to tackle critical challenges in health and social care, deliver public benefit and make a direct impact on people's health and wellbeing.

The Foundation has a strong interest in tackling health conditions that can affect everyone, including heart health, cancer, Type 2 diabetes and dementia. It will also focus on important factors that underpin good health, such as mental health, ageing and wellness, the prevention of long-term conditions, and behaviour change to improve health and wellbeing.

The Foundation is currently inviting interested groups to comment and provide their ideas on:

   - Themes or challenges they would like to see the Foundation tackle through its funding programmes.
   - Its approach to grant-making and the kinds of projects and initiatives it plans to fund.

This can be done by taking a short survey on the Bupa UK Foundation website.

Full details of the fund will be provided when it opens in mid-May 2015.

(Source: Grant finder)

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