The Barchester Healthcare Foundation, a registered charity, was established in 2003 by Barchester Healthcare to reinvest into the communities it serves.
Grants are available for small local groups and small local charities, and individuals, in Great Britain to improve the quality of life for older people as well as adults with a physical or mental disability, where health and/or social care needs cannot be met by the statutory public sector or by the individual. Grants range from £100 to £5,000.
The Foundation aims to make a difference to the lives of older people and other adults (aged 18+ years) with a physical, learning or mental disability; supporting practical solutions that lead to increased personal independence, self-sufficiency and dignity.
For 2019, the focus is on connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive highest priority.
The Foundation favours applications that encourage:
- Improved quality of life.
For older people and other adults with a physical, learning or mental disability.
The priority is on helping older people (aged 65+) to improve mobility, independence and quality of life.
Who can apply:
Although funding is awarded to small community groups and small local charities, individuals based in England, Scotland or Wales can also apply.
Support is mainly available to individuals in England, Scotland and Wales who are:
- Older people aged 65+.
- Adults (aged 18+) with a physical disability.
- Adults (aged 18+) with mental health problems.
All applications for an individual must be supported by a third party sponsor (eg a health or personal care professional, social worker, charity or support group representative).
When to apply:
Application forms can be submitted at any time.
How to apply:
Application forms are available to complete online or to download from the Foundation’s website.
Grants Management Team
Barchester Healthcare Foundation
Third Floor, The Aspect
12 Finsbury Square
Tel: 0800 328 3328
Fax: 0207 382 2890