We are pleased to introduce our ‘Buckinghamshire: Uncovered’ report series, where we will lift the lid on some of the challenges faced in a county that are too often masked by reliance on statistical averages and pockets of extreme wealth. By delving into the data and statistics, as well as personal anecdotes and stories, we will paint a comprehensive picture of the county today.

Join us as we uncover the complexities and realities of life within Buckinghamshire and these disparities compared to the wider UK.

Air Quality

Air quality is an integral part of our wider environment and ecosystems and can have a direct affect on personal wellbeing and health. In this report we delve into understanding the current impact our air quality is having on the Buckinghamshire environment and actions being taken to improve things as well as what more we could be doing.

Cost of Living Crisis

Buckinghamshire is often portrayed as an affluent county, but in reality the national picture of the Cost of Living crisis is clearly reflected across our county. This report provides a deeper understanding of  geographical inequalities, financial insecurities, housing costs, energy and food poverty being experienced everyday by the people who call Bucks home.

Our Ageing Population

Older people in Buckinghamshire play an intrinsic, vibrant, and pivotal role across our county. This report uncovers statistics relating to our older population in Buckinghamshire, makes comparisons to national data, highlights future challenges, and showcases opportunities within our communities that empower the lives of our older population.

Introduction report – 2023

Buckinghamshire: Uncovered is powered by the Bucks Data Exchange, using data to evidence local needs and challenges. We will also be talking to people in our communities, helping to bring these issues to life. Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, this project is a long-term commitment by Heart of Bucks to listen, engage, and act to support our county.

Full report – 2020

Heart of Bucks have collected local and national data on Buckinghamshire in order to make comparisons within the county. In addition to informing us and our supporters of the needs locally, we also hope our findings will help other local organisations make Buckinghamshire a better place to live, work and take part in leisure activities.

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Vacancy – Head of Bucks Data Exchange

An exciting opportunity is now available to take a leading role in a partnership project, the Bucks Data Exchange (BDEx).  Working as part of the Heart of Bucks team, you will be heading up the wider partnership, working with key stakeholders, and coordinating various associated projects. The role will be responsible for the effective operation […]

More Horizons In Control Programme

Project: IN-CONTROL Health Equity Fund: £14,986 More Horizons are a charitable organisation whose aim is to provide holistic support to individuals and communities. The group enable clients to make conscious, positive lifestyle changes to better their physical and mental wellbeing. The IN-CONTROL project was set up to directly benefit and empower Black, Asian and Minority […]

The importance of local charities building relationships with national funders

Heart of Bucks’ ‘Vital Voices’ events are community forums that give a platform to small, grassroots organisations in Bucks and help them connect with influential people on key issues to enact change and make a difference. This month we held our second event ‘The importance of local charities building relationships with national funders’ focused on […]

Buckinghamshire’s Community Safety Fund

We are inviting applications to the Community Safety Fund. The purpose of the fund is to address one or more of the Safer Buckinghamshire Board 2023-26 priorities listed below across our county. Eligibility Criteria Outcomes from the project should tackle one (or more) of the following ‘Safer Buckinghamshire Plan’ priorities: 1. Tackling neighbourhood crime and […]

Co-op Foundation Carbon Innovation Fund

Heart of Bucks is excited to be working with Co-op Foundation on the third round of the Carbon Innovation Fund. This fund aims to provide funding a project working to replace or reduce the use of peat or sustainable farming/non-damaging farming methods to protect peatland in food supply chains. Funding of up to £90,000 is […]

Climate Education must soar in 2024

GUEST BLOG Daniel Cope: Ambassador for Environment     There is an immediate and growing demand for an environmentally aware workforce within the country. Whilst 700,000 roles will be created within this sector in England by 2030, there will be further need for all employees to provide an environmental contribution in their role, on a […]

Young People’s Wellbeing Fund

Purpose: To encourage positive activities which enhance emotional wellbeing and resilience during non-school time for children and young people, for example, by: • Equipping people with strategies and tools to manage their emotional wellbeing • Improving resilience • Improving knowledge and understanding of the symptoms of mental ill health • Improving knowledge of and access […]

Roneish Myers – Inspiring Buckinghamshire

The Heart of Bucks ‘Inspiring Buckinghamshire’ series gives local people from a range of sectors a chance to share their knowledge and insights to help inspire others. Here we are speaking with Roneish Myers, Founder of MoneyHeave, and Secretary for the Caribbean Community Lunch Club in Buckinghamshire. Tell us about yourself and your connection to […]

One Can Trust Cookery Courses

 Project: Cookery Courses Bahlsen Community Fund: £3,420 One Can Trust is a food bank serving people in crisis in High Wycombe, Marlow and across South Buckinghamshire. With the ongoing effects of the cost of living being felt by more and more people, One Can Trust saw a sharp increase in referrals. Many of their clients […]

B P Collins 2024 Fund now open to applications

We’re delighted to be working with Buckinghamshire law firm B P Collins’ again to launch their fund to support local charities and projects delivering positive social impact. The £10,000 fund is now open to applications <link> with grants available from £500 – £3,500. There are no restrictions on what the grant can be used towards, so long […]