Bupa UK Foundation Funding for Carers
The theme of the 2018 funding programme is ‘Caring for our Carers’. This theme was selected in recognition of the fact that ‘carers make a vital, hidden contribution to the health and wellbeing of the nation, yet they can often feel socially isolated, lacking support and a sense of community’ and ‘many carers report that caring has taken a toll on their own health’.
Not-for-profit organisations whose work in the UK focuses on supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of older carers can apply for grants of up to £20,000.
The Foundation is looking to support practical, community focused projects designed to help older carers to manage and improve their own health and wellbeing.
To be eligible, organisations must ensure their application fits the following criteria:
- They can clearly evidence a track record of engaging, working with and supporting carers.
- Their 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. Applications will need to outline the difference the project is likely to make to people’s health and wellbeing and how the applicant intends to measure this.
The deadline for applications is 5 October 2018.
For full details and how to apply visit the website: http://www.bupaukfoundation.org/page/apply-for-funding/