The Bupa UK Foundation was established in 2015 and has provided grants of over £1.6 million to organisations across the UK.
Where is the money from?
Bupa UK provides the funding for the foundation’s grant making programmes.
What funds are available?
The next funding round will offer grants to projects supporting the health and wellbeing of older carers, and full details will be announced when the call for applications opens in September 2018.
Who qualifies for the funds?
Organisations delivering charitable projects which support the health and wellbeing of older carers are eligible to apply for funding.
Individuals, and programmes which are of benefit to one person, are not eligible.
What types of projects work best?
Bupa UK Foundation will provide funding towards the costs of running specific projects and initiative which deliver support for the health and wellbeing of older carers, and not core costs. However, successful applicants will also receive an additional 15% of the grant offer as a contribution towards business as usual costs.
How can I apply and when?
The next call for applications opens in September 2018 and will be open for around 4-6 weeks. You can register for updates on the website.
Thomas’ 3 Top Tips for Applying
The BUPA UK Foundation chooses a different theme for funding each year. This time it’s for projects supporting the health and wellbeing of older carers.
To access funds, you must be able to demonstrate that you have a solid idea which meets this year’s funding objective, and that you can deliver it.
- Check your eligibility
Check the Bupa UK Foundation’s eligibility criteria for funding, and ensure your project isn’t in the list of exclusions on the FAQs.
- Have a clear proposal
As with any successful application, you must clearly identify the following:
- What is the problem/issue/situation, how you know it exists, and who is it affecting?
- What is the aim of your project, how will you deliver it, how much will it cost, and what will a successful outcome look like?
- How will you track the progress of the project and evaluate its success?
- Check the details
Ensure you have supplied all the documentation required and the application is written using simple language and free from errors.
Ask someone else to review the proposal as your own mistakes are harder to spot, preferably someone who is unfamiliar with your organisation or project to make sure you’re getting the message across clearly.