PHP Community Impact Partnership with UK Community Foundations.

PHP has committed up to £250,000 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 total, PHP provided £137,000 during 2023 (2022: £250,000).

Our partnership with UK Community Foundations (“UKCF”) has continued to offer grants to charities and community groups focused on social prescribing and community wellbeing that serve our properties. During 2023, we targeted funding to the West Midlands, working with Heart of England Community Foundation. PHP has 40 properties across the region, within
communities that have high levels of deprivation and which face a range of social challenges.

The 2023 awards totalled £100,000. Grants have been made to 10 organisations delivering a wide range of support. Projects funded include specific health engagement for ethnic minorities, anxiety management, counselling, fitness for the less mobile, healthy eating for families and reducing loneliness and isolation.

For the first time, we have also trialled grant awards via our asset management projects, engaging with practices whose buildings are at varying stages of refurbishment. As a result, we provided £20,000 to two projects in Brighton which are delivering much needed support through social prescribing and plan to continue to offer grants in this way.

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.

PHP has also continued to support a number of charities from the Community Impact Fund during the year, including ENO Breathe, The Academy of Real Assets and charity matched funding for employees chosen charities.

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: