The Foundation is committed to the provision and improvement of medical education, knowledge and research and will consider grants to support:
Disease Prevention: The ‘Truth about TB’ programme, run by TB Alert, has been funded to help raise the awareness of TB within the Somalian and refugee communities in Bristol.
Education: A travel bursary, awarded by The Florence Nightingale Foundation and sponsored by The Foundation, has allowed senior nurses and midwives to travel abroad to learn how other countries support the treatment of chronic wounds, dementia care, palliative care and integrated cultural differences in care. A grant from the Foundation has allowed Body and Soul to provide an HIV and AIDS awareness education programme for young people in secondary schools called ‘Life in My Shoes’.
Support: YouthNet UK has received funding for the development of an addition to theSite.org, which will encourage young men with mental health and other health concerns to open up about their problems in a safe, confidential environment.
Post: A Health Education Youth Coordinator has been co-funded at Anorexia Bulimia Care to support young people in the Bristol and Bath Area with eating disorders.
Public Health: At London Air Ambulance, the Institute of Pre-Trauma Care, has been supported in its launch. Salem Health has received funding for the update of its sickle cell awareness campaign for French speaking African communities in London. The Foundation’s grant to Little Hearts Matter helped to create an Information Filofax to raise awareness and to make information about serious heart conditions’ in children more accessible for new parents.