PHP Community Impact Partnership with UK Community Foundations.
PHP has committed up to £0.25 million per annum to support social and charitable activities and services linked to the patients and communities of our occupiers, which cannot be readily accessed elsewhere. In our last reporting year, PHP provided £0.2 million of support.
A key part of our community impact fund is our partnership with UK Community Foundations (“UKCF”). Through this partnership, we have offered grants to charities and community groups focused on social prescribing and community wellbeing that serve our properties. During 2022, we targeted funding to the North-West and North-East of England, representing some of the most deprived areas within our portfolio.
Working with two new regional community foundations, County Durham and Lancashire & Merseyside, the 2022 awards totalled £0.15 million and have been made to organisations that deliver a wide range of support for people, including on isolation and loneliness, family and parenting, addiction and mental health and living with and caring for autism.
We continue to monitor the positive impact of previous awards. Our experience and that of our award recipients, continues to demonstrate the important role social prescribing has to play in addressing direct and indirect health impacts.
During 2023, we have launched the third round of our fund with UKCF, this time focusing on the West Midlands and supported by The Heart of England Community Foundation. Further information can be found here https://www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/news/php-community-impact-fund-gets-underway-in-the-west-midlands or to apply, please visit the fund’s website here https://www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/php-fund/.
PHP also provides support to a number of other charities each year. This includes donations to Variety and the Children’s Charity; ENO Breathe (which has been very successful in helping sufferers of long covid through classical music-based programs), Levelling Up Goals; Macmillan Cancer Support; Cancer Research; Bookmark, Stem 4, a teenage mental health charity; and the Disasters Emergency Committee in aid of the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. PHP also supports and is a member of The Academy of Real Assets, which engages with schools to promote and enable access for students from all backgrounds into the real estate sector.
To find out more about the 2022 UKCF program click on the icons below:
The 2021 program has distributed funds across 20 organisations delivering a range of services focusing on social prescribing and wellbeing. To see the progress click on the icons below: