Although people in the UK are living longer and healthier lives than ever before, there remain pockets of exception, where health outcomes are low and life expectancy is little better than the UK average of fifty years ago.
Pfizer is committed to helping people live healthier lives and secure healthier futures. The Pfizer UK Foundation is one way in which Pfizer is working to support better health outcomes in the UK above and beyond its medicines. One of the best ways to do this is to support grassroots community projects through the provision of financial and practical help.
The Pfizer UK Foundation was established in 2005 to support healthcare organisations in the UK working at a local level to address health inequalities resulting from social, economic, cultural and demographic factors. The community-based projects supported tackle those health inequalities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales that fall outside core NHS statutory funding. The aim is to support projects providing tailored, innovative, modest and local solutions to needs defined by local healthcare and social care experts, community groups and charities.
The Pfizer UK Foundation donates £1 million in grants each year to community projects addressing health inequalities experienced by thousands of people across the UK. They welcome applications from organisations that:
- are based in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales or England
- are charities, community-led organisations, local authorities, academic bodies or from the NHS
Are seeking to deliver a project for one year’s funding which:
- clearly tackles a defined health inequality
- targets a specific local area or marginalised community
- can demonstrate a tangible impact on a defined group of people
- require funding of between £3,000 and £50,000
- cover a period of no longer than a year