Who we are
We are the biggest funder of heart research in the UK
The British Heart Foundation is the UK’s number one heart
Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer but we
are leading the fight against it. Our pioneering research has helped to transform the
lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.
Our work has been central to the
discoveries of vital treatments that are helping to change the face
of the UK’s fight against heart disease.
A vision for a better future
Our vision is a world where people don't die prematurely from
Over the past months we have been reviewing our strategic
approach with the help of staff, supporters and
Our new strategy will give us powerful focus in our fight
for every heartbeat, and enable us to lead the fight against
cardiovascular disease more effectively.
We'll continue the fight through our pioneering heart research, vital prevention and survival activity and ensuring quality care and
support for everyone living with heart
50 years fighting heart disease
We were founded in 1961 by a group of medical professionals
wanting to fund extra research into the causes, diagnosis,
treatment and prevention of heart and circulatory disease.
After half a century of extraordinary scientific and societal
progress we have helped to transform the landscape of heart
disease. Explore 50
years of the fight against heart disease.
A dedicated team
We are governed by a board of Trustees who volunteer their time to help direct
our work. They oversee our Directors who
manage the staff across the whole charity. Everyone is dedicated to
the fight to keep hearts beating.
Join our fight for every heartbeat
Our research is powered by your support. Every pound raised,
every minute of your time and every donation to our shops will help
make a massive difference to people’s lives.