Health & wellbeing

WPA Benevolent
Foundation

It is well recognised and established that improving the health of young people is proven to have a significant effect on the lifestyle choices and long-term health of their wider families. As a result, the WPA Benevolent Foundation fulfils WPA's second constitutional objective and has a clear remit: to promote good health in young people.

WPA Charitable
Foundation

The role of the WPA Charitable Foundation is to support and assist families in the South West in financial distress with profoundly ill children and to support projects promoting the wellbeing of children.

WPA Benevolent Foundation

The Foundation likes to support projects throughout the South West, working with communities and special-interest groups who share our hopes and ambitions. Longer-term partnerships ensure that we are able to work from the inception of a ´good idea´ through to maturity.

The Trustees of the WPA Benevolent Foundation direct the work of the Foundation and decide which health and wellbeing projects it will support. At the current time we are actively involved in a number of projects where examples of our work include: creating outdoor activity spaces in Somerset schools, supporting the Cadet Band in Bristol and helping to expand Scouting membership in Devon and Somerset, whilst continuing to support the WPA Charitable Foundation.

Unfortunately, the WPA Benevolent Foundation is not able to accept applications unless their submission has been agreed in advance. If you would like to be considered, please send a brief project description by e-mail, including a contact telephone number, to andrew.hembury@wpafoundation.org and he will be able to guide you as to whether your project falls within the priority areas for the Foundation.

The Benevolent Foundation is the Corporate Trustee of the WPA Charitable Foundation, which supports families in the South West in financial distress with profoundly ill children and supports projects promoting the good health of children.

Benevolent Foundation projects

Parkfield School
Preston Primary School
Somerset Schools Badminton Association
Crowcombe and Stogumber Primary Schools
Blackbrook Primary School
Girlguiding in Gloucestershire
The Cadet Bands of Bristol
Helford River Sailing Trust
Somerset Primary Schools
Scouting in the South West
Kingsmoor Primary School
Sky College
St John´s Primary School
Chewton Mendip School
Hamp Academy
The Silver Bugles Cadet Band
Wiveliscombe Primary School
Bishop Henderson Primary School
St Dubricius School
Cutcombe & Timberscombe Primary Schools
Milford Infants' School
Lyngford Park Primary School
Somerset Bridge Primary
Stoberry Park School
Nether Stowey
Hatch Beauchamp Primary School
Operation Hernia
Sea Cadets, Cornwall
Supporting the WPA Charitable Foundation
The Redcliffe Children´s Centre
The Outward Bound Trust
The Taunton Music Trust – which later became Singingworx
Taunton Athletic Club
Cheddon Fitzpaine School
The Sakti Project, Bangalore
Heathfield Community School

We are proud to support

Blind Children UK
BBC Children in Need
CLIC Sargent
Comic Relief
Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance
Geneis Trust
The Grand Appeal
Help for Heroes
Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Operation Christmas Child
Samaritans
School in a Bag
Victim Support
Pride of Somerset Youth Awards
Children's Hospice South West
Bibic
Somerset Trust for Arts & Recreation
The Wheels Project
Magdalen Farm
Somerset Rural Youth Project
Promise Dreams
YMCA
Balloons Charity
BCHS
Checkpoint
Horizons
Promise Works