Bupa Health Foundation Grants Program

Up to $500,000 is available from Bupa Health Foundation to fund initiatives that deliver clear benefits to the health of the Australian community.

Bupa Health Foundation


Bupa Health Foundation Grants Program

The Bupa Health Foundation Grants Program aims to fund new initiatives that are likely to deliver clear benefits to the health of the Australian community.



The Bupa Health Foundation is one of the leading charitable foundations dedicated to health in Australia. They are committed to improving the health of the Australian community and ensuring the sustainability of affordable healthcare.

Bupa Health Foundation’s vision is to have enduring strategic partnerships with the research community, particularly those associated with universities to help improve the health of the Australian community and ensure the sustainability of affordable healthcare. Over the past decade they have invested close to $30million in projects that aim to improve health outcomes for the Australian community



Bupa Health Foundation is interested in funding innovative replicable interventions and projects that:

  • Empower people to either prevent or better manage health conditions
  • Empower people to use health education and engagement to tackle health risk factors and promote healthy lifestyle habits.



Grants range from $100,000 to $500,000 for up to three years.


Eligible Projects

The Foundation invites expressions of interest that meet the following criteria:

    • Initiatives involving the application of knowledge, information and/or research in influencing demonstrable health impacts and outcomes
    • Initiatives with clearly defined methodology and design
    • Innovative health initiatives that are not addressed within the existing Foundation portfolio
    • Initiatives must focus on one or more of the Foundation’s key strategic areas of:
      •  Health Research
      •  Health Education
      •  Program for leading healthy lives
    • The Foundations areas of strategic focus include;
      •  Well-being
      •  Chronic disease
      •  Healthy ageing
      •  Empowering people about their health
      •  Keeping healthcare affordable
    • Importantly 75% of Foundation funding is directed towards the following disease areas and their associated risk factors:
      •  Cardiovascular health
      •  Diabetes
      •  Cancer
      •  Dementia

The remaining 25% of Foundation funding is unrestricted to allow for breakthrough research and innovative approaches outside of the four disease areas.


Eligible Applicants

To apply for Foundation funding, your organisation must be one of the following:

  • University, Research Institute or Affiliated Organisation – including universities and independent organisations with the requisite capabilities to undertake research programs. Individual researchers are encouraged to submit their application through an appropriate institutional research office.
  • Other organisations – including charitable and not-for-profit organisations, community groups, incorporated associations (community or industry), co-operatives and companies limited by guarantee.



Applications close 15 December 2014.


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