About Healthy Cities

A global movement, by Bupa.

Greener, healthier cities are a win-win for people and planet health.

Our Healthy Cities challenge encourages people to adopt healthy, long-term habits in their day to day lives, and in return we donate to green projects across the UK and overseas.

The Bupa Foundation works with partners to invest in urban tree planting, greener schools and community spaces, and education about positive action on climate change.

Healthy Planet. Heathy People.

Helping create Healthy Cities

Since 2023, The Bupa Foundation has donated over £1.5M to help support healthier cities and communities.

  • Over £1M in Green Community Grants - We partner with environmental charity, Groundwork, to give schools and community groups the chance to apply for up to £2,000 to improve local green spaces.

    2024 grant applications are open until 30 June.

  • Urban tree planting across the UK - we've planted thousands of trees with our partners 'Trees for Cities' and 'City of Trees'.

  • International projects - partnered with 'WWF Emirates Nature' in the UAE, 'Green Yatra' in India, and 'Shagrha' in Egypt to support community tree-planting, urban forests and better biodiversity

See the impact of our 2023 Green Community Grants

Research and resources

  • Healthy & Resilient Cities -  this paper aims to support mayors, urban planners, architects, engineers, health practitioners, ministries, community organisations, and the private sector to accelerate urban action on addressing climate change and its growing health impacts.

  • Bupa Wellbeing Index 2023 - a landmark survey that uncovers the state of the UK’s health and wellbeing.