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Showcasing our grant recipients

Since 2015 the Bupa UK Foundation has awarded over £1.4 million in grants to 52 projects.  This short film showcases fantastic projects delivered by three grant recipients: Deafblind Scotland, CLIC Sargent and Chequers Community Kitchen.  ...

March 20, 2018

Sing Viva! celebrate in style

Sing Viva, the Derbyshire Carers' Choir set up by Sinfonia Viva with funding from the Bupa UK Foundation, celebrate a year of singing together.  Find out more here ...

February 8, 2018

A review of our grant-making

Over the past three years the Bupa UK Foundation has moved from the spark of a concept into becoming a fledgling foundation.  Here you will find a short report on our grant-making to date....

February 8, 2018

Coping with a long-term condition

Dealing with a long-term health condition can also come with challenges for your mental health. Here Stuart Reid, Community Programmes Project Manager at mental health charity Mind, shares some tips you can take to help look after your wellbeing....

January 25, 2018

Caring for a loved one with dementia

Lucy McGreal, Senior Practitioner at Glasgow-based charity Hearts &Minds, shares some of the everyday things that can help people caring for loved ones with dementia.  Read her blog here....

December 22, 2017

Staying well with asthma

According to Asthma UK, around 4 million people across the UK are at risk of asthma attacks when the cold weather sets in.  If you have asthma, there are some things you can do to stay well. Asthma UK’s Clinical Lead and GP Dr Andy Whittamore explains....

December 14, 2017

Opening the show!

The Carers' Choir funded by the Bupa UK Foundation will be opening the show at Sinfonia Viva's summer concert in Darnley Park, Derby.  We wish them every success as they take to the stage in front of 30,000 people!...

August 23, 2017

New funding programme

Our new Healthy Futures funding programme focuses on young adults aged 18 to 25. We are 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. Find out more here. ...

April 13, 2017

Exercise with a twist

Age UK Enfield received a Bupa UK Foundation grant to run fitness classes for carers. Here Mark Huggard, Fit for Life Project Manager at Age UK Enfield, shares ideas on how staying fit can be fun. You can read his blog here >...

April 11, 2017

Marking World Bipolar Day

Bipolar UK is helping individuals with bipolar better manage their condition and employers to develop informed, mentally healthy workplaces by providing tailored training and support through their Employment Support Service, which received a grant within Bupa UK Foundation's Mid-life Mental Health funding programme. According to Bipolar UK, 1% to 2% of the population experience a lifetime prevalence of bipolar, a severe mental health illness characterised by significant mood swings including ma...

March 30, 2017

When caring ends

When carers are looking after family and friends their energy is focused on helping their loved one to live as well as possible. When that person dies, it can be shattering. Jennifer Kelly, Senior Advice & Information Officer at Carers UK, talks about bereavement from the a carer's perspective and highlights where support and advice is available. Read her blog here....

February 15, 2017

Supporting parents and children

When a child experiences a mental health problem, not only does this affect the child's emotional and physical wellbeing, it also has an impact on the whole family. Children's Mental Health Week (6 to 12 February 2017) is an opportunity to raise awareness and highlight the support available to parents and children. Here Barbara Benson, Training & Quality Officer at YoungMinds, provides a parents' guide on spotting mental health problems and on how to protect children from the online world....

February 7, 2017

Caring for Carers grants awarded

In 2016 the Bupa UK Foundation awarded £250,000 in grants for projects to support and improve the health of carers. You can read details of grants awarded on our website here. Our Caring for Carers funding programme is currently closed for applications. ...

January 10, 2017

Help shape our funding programmes

We are developing a new funding programme around the theme of Living Well and would welcome your views and ideas. You can help us shape this funding programme by completing a short survey. ...

December 1, 2016

Wellbeing and creativity

Brighton based charity Creative Future received a grant from the Bupa UK Foundation to deliver creative expression workshops across Sussex supporting up to 240 people experiencing poor mental health. Dominique De-Light, Director and CoFounder of Creative Future, shares her top tips on how we can all improve our wellbeing by exploring our creative side. Read her blog here >...

November 10, 2016

Groundswell Peer Advocates mark graduation

Groundswell's Homeless Health Advocacy Service offers one-to-one support for people experiencing homelessness, helping them to overcome the practical, personal and systemic barriers which prevent them from addressing their health needs. The programme is delivered by Peer Advocates – volunteers who all have personal experience of homelessness. Congratulations to the Peer Advocates who graduated today....

November 3, 2016

Congratulations to Sign Health

Congratulations to everyone at Sign Health on being Highly Commended as Charity of the Year with an income of £1m to £10m in the Charity Times Awards 2016. ...

October 5, 2016

Supporting mental health in mid-life

The Bupa UK Foundation has awarded £830,000 in grants to 24 projects supporting Mid-Life Mental Health. These projects will make a difference through piloting new interventions and services, supporting people in crisis, breaking down barriers and taboos, developing skills and employment opportunities, and creating communities for mutual support. Dr Paula Franklin, Chair of the Bupa UK Foundation, said: "For many people mid-life can be a time of increased responsibilities and pressures, in the...

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