Bupa Foundation Green Community Grants is part of Bupa’s Healthy Cities campaign and supports practical projects which help both people and planet health through grants of up to £2,000. The scheme is open to schools, registered charities, not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and social housing providers across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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What projects can be funded?

We want to fund practical projects which benefit both people and planet health. Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Improve or create new green spaces
  • Benefit and involve the local community
  • Are located in disadvantaged areas (high Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) scores for the postcode, or a school with a significant proportion of children benefitting from free school meals)

Examples of green projects could include:

  • Improving a local community garden for community use and recreational activities
  • Volunteer-led tree or flower planting to improve air quality and biodiversity
  • Creating an outdoor classroom or ‘forest school’ on school grounds
  • Creating a community food growing space

This is not an exhaustive list and other project ideas to improve green spaces are also welcomed.

This programme will receive a high number of applications. The stronger your application, the better chance of funding. Please read all the guidance and answer questions as fully as possible.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 30 June 2024.

How to apply

Step 1: Read the guidance and check your eligibility

Step 2: Complete your application by Sunday 30 June at 23:59

Do you need match funding?

Bupa Foundation Green Community Grants can fund up to 100% of your project costs, so you do not need to have any match funding. However, if you secure additional funding, there is no limit to what this amount can be and any funding awarded by Bupa Foundation can form part of your wider project costs.


Who is eligible to apply?

Grants can be awarded to schools, registered charities, not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and social housing providers. Applications are not eligible from:

  • Individuals
  • Community Interest Companies with shares (CICs)
  • Community Interest Companies with guarantee that are less than two years old
  • Profit making organisations
  • Private, fee paying schools

Ineligible projects:

  • Work that has already taken place
  • Research projects
  • Political donations
  • Fundraising activities or challenges (such as costs for a sky drive)
  • Running costs and organisation overheads
  • Conferences or seminars
  • Activities which collect funds for redistributing to other charities or individuals
  • Overseas appeals
  • Expeditions or overseas travel
  • Promotion of a religious or political cause
  • Marketing promotions
  • Projects or activities that the state has a legal obligation to provide

If you have any questions about the programme or the application process please contact Groundwork UK on 0121 237 5802 or by email at bupafoundationgreengrants@groundwork.org.uk

Groundwork UK’s commitment to safeguarding:

Read about our commitment to safeguarding when awarding grants.