Bupa UK Foundation - Healthy Futures: Empowering young adults funding programme

Bupa UK Foundation’s Healthy Futures funding programme focuses on young adults aged 18 to 25. Bupa is specifically interested in projects that will have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of young adults who face ongoing health challenges, supporting and empowering them to live life to the full. Bupa Foundation

Young adults are particularly vulnerable as they leave secondary education and move towards becoming independent. For those living with health concerns this period can be even more challenging. Poor transitions, changing support networks and gaps in provision, along with new responsibilities all have the potential to lead to poorer outcomes and experiences.

Through this funding programme Bupa are looking to fund practical projects designed to engage and support people directly.

Projects should clearly fits the following criteria:
• Supports young people aged 18 to 25 who face ongoing health challenges
• Focuses on addressing, supporting or improving health or wellbeing
• Provides evidence of the specific needs that the project aims to address
• Explains how those who will benefit from the project will be reached and engaged
• Includes details of how the health outcomes and impact of the project will be measured

The Bupa UK Foundation funds projects and initiatives that make a direct impact on people's health and wellbeing in the UK. In deciding which projects to fund they focus particularly on the difference a project is likely to make to people's health and wellbeing and how this will be evidenced, using simple and realistic measures. Bupa also considers who will benefit from the work being proposed and how they will be engaged.

Within this funding programme Bupa expects to award around 12 to 15 grants and aims to support a wide range of initiatives delivered by different organisations across the UK. The majority of grants awarded by the Bupa UK Foundation are for £20,000 or under. A small number of grants have been awarded within the £20,000 to £50,000 range, and occasionally grants of over £50,000 are awarded.

Your application should relate to a specific project, not 'business as usual' or core costs. Successful grant recipients will receive an additional 15% on top of grant funding awarded as a contribution towards core costs.

Only one application will be considered per organisation.

Applications must be submitted online through the Bupa UK Foundation's online grant management system.

For further information and to apply, visit: www.bupaukfoundation.org/page/apply-for-funding/, or contact 0207 656 2738, or email: bupaukfoundation@bupa.com

Deadline: Friday 19 May 2017