Bupa UK launches new charitable Foundation



Bupa UK announces the launch of its new charitable foundation, the Bupa UK Foundation. The Bupa UK Foundation has been created to support projects and initiatives that aim to tackle critical challenges in health and social care and make a direct impact on people’s health and wellbeing.

In 2015 up to £1 million will be made available for grant-making. The Bupa UK Foundation’s main areas of focus will include heart health, dementia, type 2 diabetes and cancer, as well as important factors that underpin health and wellbeing such as mental health, ageing and wellness, management of long-term conditions and behaviour change to improve health and wellbeing.

The theme of the first round of funding will be announced in mid-May when the Bupa UK Foundation will invite applications with the first funding decisions expected in the summer. More information on how to apply for funding can be found at www.bupaukfoundation.org external link.

Dr Paula Franklin, Medical Director, Bupa UK said:

“We’re really excited to announce the launch of the Bupa UK Foundation. The driving force of our new charitable foundation is to help millions of people to live longer, healthier, happier lives and to engage more people in their health and wellbeing. Our funding will be directed towards projects and initiatives that support this purpose.”

The foundation will be governed by a board of trustees, made up of five Bupa UK directors and two external trustees including the former President of the Royal College of Nursing, Andrea Spyropoulos.

Andrea Spyropoulos comments:

“I’m delighted to be involved in establishing Bupa’s new charitable foundation. It’s a great opportunity to support a wide range of projects that have the potential to make a meaningful difference to people’s lives.”

The Bupa UK Foundation is one part of Bupa UK’s charitable-giving programme. Last month Bupa UK announced that Age UK had been chosen as its strategic charity partner with the aim of raising £1 million over the next two years to support thousands of older people across the UK.

Full press release on www.bupa.com