Applications for funding are currently being invited. All applications must be submitted online. Guidelines for applicants, along with eligibility criteria and information about the application process can be found below.
About the process
There are three stages to our grant-making. First we review the summary information you provide about your project online (Stage 1). Applications that most clearly fit the application criteria are then invited to submit more detailed information (Stage 2). In the final stage (Stage 3), a small number of applications will be considered by the Bupa UK Foundation's Board of Trustees, who make all final funding decisions.
We will aim to advise all applicants whether they have been successful in progressing to Stage 2 within 6 weeks of the closing date.
Before committing time and energy to preparing an application, please ensure you have read the guidelines above and that your project meets the Bupa UK Foundation's funding criteria. As detailed below, a number of areas of work are not eligible for funding from the Bupa UK Foundation, specifically:
- work that does not fall within the scope of the Bupa UK Foundation's charitable purposes
- work that is not clearly aligned with the stated funding priorities of a specific funding programme
- projects delivered outside the UK
- long-term projects and initiatives – we expect the vast majority of projects funded by the Bupa UK Foundation to be delivered within 12 to 18 months
- projects delivered by local authorities or housing associations
- work which might reasonably be eligible for funding from statutory bodies
- projects delivered by entities that are not formally or legally constituted, such as social clubs
- general awareness or information campaigns
- respite breaks or cover for respite breaks, day trips and holidays
- sponsorship of or attendance at meetings, events and conferences
- fundraising appeals, including requests for contributions to capital or equipment costs
- unrestricted funding for charities or other organisations
- educational bursaries or grants for university or postgraduate education, school trips or projects, gap year or elective year projects
- academic research, including funding for educational or research posts