Global healthcare provider Sanofi UK is again offering £50,000 to be shared amongst three organisations in its annual Patient Group Bursary Scheme. The company aims to support organisations that promote the needs and interests of patients.
This year the scheme has included a separate category to encourage more entries from smaller UK charities.
Two successful applicants will receive the Gold or Silver grant of £25,000 and £15,000 respectively, with £10,000 also being made available to any group with an annual income of £300,000 or less.
Last year the Anaphylaxis Campaign was the Gold Bursary winner. Lynne Regent, CEO of the group, said:
“The Sanofi Patient Group Bursary Scheme has enabled the Anaphylaxis Campaign to broaden our support for parents with children who are affected by severe food allergies. Specialist training programmes for our ten new support group volunteers means we can now provide high quality peer-to-peersupport for other families dealing with the consequences of life-threatening allergies.”
Steve Oldfield, Managing Director of Sanofi UK and Ireland, said:
“It is a privilege for Sanofi UK to continue the Patient Group Bursary Scheme into its fourth year. Since 2011, we have seen winners of the scheme make a huge difference to the lives of patients and their families and carers. It is important we continue to provide our support, so these innovative and life changing campaigns can continue.”
How to apply
All not-for-profit patient groups are eligible to apply for the bursary: registered charity status is not a requirement.
Applications for the Patient Group Bursary Scheme 2014 are now open and will close at 17.00 on 28 May 2014.
To enter, download an application form and the Guide for Applicants from Sanofi.co.uk. Completed application forms should be emailed to the bursary secretariat at Justhealthcomms.
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