If you are a national charity that would like to approach Simplyhealth for funding, please take a look at the criteria on our applying for funding page.
If you are a local community group or charity close to our Andover office, take a look at the criteria that we apply when assessing local community projects.
All our employees are encouraged to support local causes. They can volunteer up to three working days per person, per year. We're lucky to have a wide spectrum of talent across our business. What better way to share it than to support a healthy local cause?
So far in 2021 we have raised funds for Winchester Go LD; our colleagues were encouraged to get active during the Olympic Games and raised funds totalling £1,165 which will support their fitness classes.
As part of our partnership with the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) we gave our colleagues a challenge to connect with nature in as many ways as possible. Colleagues shared over 548 posts on our private social media channel and raised £2740 for the MHF.
We're proud to say that two members of our staff have supported their local vaccination programmes.
"During my first shift at the Southampton vaccination centre, we vaccinated over 700 people in one shift! It felt amazing and I was in awe of just what a fantastic job our NHS and St John Ambulance have done!" - Jason Catlin-Holmes
“We recruited 110 volunteers, who have assisted with vaccinating over 10,000 people - and the numbers are still climbing. It's an absolute privilege to be part of this team of everyday heroes.” - Mairead Whiting
We have helped to secure the future of the I Can Therapy Centre by donating the final funding instalment of £70,000. A total of £130,000 has been donated, over three years, by Simplyhealth to independent charity Valley Leisure who run the I Can Therapy Centre based in the heart of Andover town centre.
People who are homeless are usually unable to register with a dentist. Poor physical health is a driver of tooth decay, which in turn can cause mental ill-health through loss of self-confidence.
Over the next year Trinity are, with our donation, able hold 12 monthly surgeries, reaching 80 individuals in need, and providing 300+ treatments through Dentaid mobile dental units.
Winchester Go LD is a small local charity supporting adults with learning disabilities and their families, they currently have 146 members. On 21st October 2021 they will hold their 9th Paralympic Personal Best Event, providing an inclusive and physically active sports day introducing new skills, encouraging teamwork and friendships.
We are supporting the Down's Syndrome Association with their mental health project.
Mental health is a ‘ticking time bomb’, which is affecting not just people of all ages who have Down’s syndrome, but also their families and carers. The increased levels of anxiety and stress amongst people who have Down’s syndrome, their families and carers is clearly shown by the rise in demand for the charity’s services including the helpline, which has seen a 50% increase during the pandemic with callers reporting high levels of anxiety and depression.
Our funding is helping to support the work of an Information Officer and a Learning Disability Nurse to continue creating resources in co-production with people who have Down’s syndrome along with supporting those with Down's syndrome through the helpline and online sessions.