Tuesday, 12 July 2016


The Bupa UK Foundation's funding programmes are developed around clearly defined themes and reflect important factors that underpin health and wellbeing. These include:
o Mental health;
o Ageing well;
o Managing long-term conditions;
o Behaviour change and
o Healthy living.
Each round will focus on a different theme. The theme of this funding round is Caring for Carers, and is now open to not-for-profit organisations.
This includes social enterprises and Community Interest Companies based and operating within the UK. Partnership bids are accepted as long as there is one clearly identified lead organisation that will take a central co-ordinating role to ensure the project is delivered as outlined.
Any application from a local or regional charity that is affiliated to a wider network, federation or organisation will only be accepted if the application is submitted through the national office.
The Bupa UK Foundation is looking to fund practical projects that will help unpaid adult carers to support, manage and improve their own health on a day to day basis.
The following grants are available:
Small grants up to £15,000 for organisations to deliver clearly defined projects that will have a direct impact on the health of unpaid carers. These grants will be awarded to a wide range of projects and communities across the UK.
Medium grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 for projects which might include pilots of new models of care or initiatives designed to benefit clearly defined groups.
Larger grants exceeding £50,000 for projects that have a broad reach and the potential to deliver a sustained impact. One or two grants of this size will be awarded.
Projects or initiatives should:
o Focus on the health needs of unpaid carers, rather than on those they care for;
o Support adult carers aged over 25 years and above;
o Address the day to day needs of carers; and/or
o Engage and support unpaid carers directly.
Projects which address the needs of the following groups are particularly welcome:
o Carers that are juggling work and caring responsibilities;
o 'Sandwich carers' looking after both young and old;
o The increasing number of elderly people who are caring for other elderly people. 
To be eligible, all projects must:
o Have a direct impact on people's health and wellbeing;
o Be clearly for public benefit;
o Take place within the UK; and
o Be delivered within one to two years.
There is a two-stage application process. The first stage is to submit an online first stage application form, which can be found on the Bupa UK Foundation website via an Eligibility Checker.
Stage two requires a more detailed application which will be available to groups that are successful at stage one.
The deadline for first stage applications is midnight on Friday 12 August 2016.
For further details, visit the Bupa UK Foundation website.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
The Bupa UK Foundation
Bupa House
15-19 Bloomsbury Way
London WC1A 2BA

(Source: GRIN)

No comments:

Post a Comment