The BUPA Foundation has announced that it is accepting applications for projects that focus on supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of older carers. The Bupa UK Foundation’s purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives. The Foundation fund’s 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.
Applications will be accepted from organisation that fits the following criteria:
- The applicant can clearly evidence a track record of engaging, working with and supporting carers.
- The project focuses on carers, rather than on those they care for. If carers are able to look after their own health, those they care for benefit too.
- The project will support older carers (those aged over 65) directly and specifically.
- The project aims to support or improve health and wellbeing. In your application you will need to outline the difference your project is likely to make to people’s health and wellbeing and how you intend to measure this.
The maximum level of funding available for each grant awarded within this funding programme is £20,000. Applicants are advised to apply for the level of funding they think their project requires to the deliver the outputs and impact outlined in their application. Projects awarded funding from the Bupa UK Foundation automatically receive an uplift of 15% of the level of funding awarded as a contribution to core costs.
The closing date for applications is the 5th October 2018.