Healthy Futures funding programme
Our Healthy Futures funding programme focuses on supporting and empowering young adults aged 18 to 25 living with ongoing health challenges. Young adults are particularly vulnerable as they leave secondary education and move towards becoming independent. For young adults with health concerns this period can be even more difficult. Poor transitions, changing support networks and gaps in provision, along with new responsibilities all have the potential to lead to poorer outcomes and experiences.
Projects awarded funding
The first grants within our Healthy Futures funding programme have now been confirmed. The organisations that have received funding will be delivering a wide range of projects that will make an impact on the health and wellbeing of young adults living with health challenges, empowering them to live life to the full. Details can be found below. Information on further grants awarded will be posted here as these are confirmed.
Supporting young adults living with health challenges
Asthma UK: What'sApp with Asthma
Delivering a non-emergency WhatsApp service to help 18 to 25 year olds to self-manage their asthma effectively.
CLIC Sargent: Thrive, not just survive
Developing CLIC Sargent’s Online Community - a digital platform providing peer support, advice and information to young people, helping them cope with the immediate and long-term side effects of cancer treatment.
Lymphoma Association: Live Your Life
Developing and delivering a survivorship programme for young people with lymphatic cancer.
Muscular Dystrophy: Supporting young adults with muscle-wasting conditions
Developing a model for residential camps to improve the mental health and wellbeing of 18 to 25 year olds with muscle-wasting conditions.
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity: Sing Up!
Improving the physical and mental health of young people with cystic fibrosis through singing.
Sickle Cell Society: Sickle Cell Workshop Programme
To support young adults in the transition to independence with advice, information, practical training, signposting and opportunities to meet others with Sickle Cell Disorder.
Deafblind Scotland: Raising Expectations
Peer coaching and the development of a coping toolkit to support, encourage and empower young adults with dual sensory impairment to live a full life.