From the beginning of September, projects that focus on supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of older carers will be able to apply for funding through the Bupa UK Foundation. The Bupa UK Foundation’s purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives.
The Foundation fund practical projects to tackle challenges in health and social care and make a direct impact on people’s health and wellbeing.
Since 2015 the Bupa UK Foundation has awarded more than £1.6 million in grants to improve mental health, support carers and empower young adults living with ongoing health challenges to live life to the full.
Projects previously supported include:
- Chequers Community Kitchen: Mood Food project which received a grant of £12,820. The Mood Food project developed and delivered classes for people who live with mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety. The classes allow everyone to cook healthy, appetising dishes encouraging a diet that supports improved mental health in a fun and friendly environment.
- Deafblind Scotland: Raising Expectations received a grant of £21,275. Deafblind Scotland’s Raising Expectations project provides peer coaching for young people with dual sensory impairment. The project focuses on helping young deafblind adults to develop practical coping strategies and on encouraging them to work towards their personal ambitions and aspirations.