Where your money goes

We are at the forefront of the fight against heart diseases through research, prevention and care. For every pound raised last year, 76p was available to spend on our life saving work, with the balance invested to grow our income.

Last year, we raised more than £156 million. This was thanks to the efforts of our supporters.

The direct costs associated with generating income last year were £36.6 million. This means 77 per cent (£120m) of the money we raised was available for our life saving research and supporting heart patients.

In other words, for every £1 we raised, around 76p was available for directly fighting heart and circulatory disease including heart attacks, strokes and congenital heart defects.

Seven million people in the UK still live with the daily burden of heart and circulatory disease and it’s responsible for more than a quarter of all deaths. There is still so much more we need to do. 
With your continued support, over the next 5 years we will fund more than half a billion pounds of cardiovascular research that could save many more lives.

Our supporter promise

We are committed to fundraising in an open and transparent way, and ensuring that every donation we receive helps fund our fight for every heartbeat. To find out more, read our supporter promise.