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We fund research to save and improve lives

Funding pioneering research is at the heart of what we do. It is our core mission. It drives every breakthrough we've made and every advance we will make in the future. It spans everything from prevention to transformational treatments and innovative new services.

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As the largest independent funder of research into heart and circulatory diseases in the UK, we will focus our efforts on accelerating discovery and turning discoveries into life-saving medical advances. 

So, with the ambition of investing more than £1bn in research over the next ten years, we will...

  • Fund research into all heart and circulatory diseases and their risk factors
  • Fund research across the full spectrum from discovery science to innovation in practice
  • Attract, nurture and support the brightest minds and the best ideas
  • Make strategic investments to address unmet needs and seize new opportunities
  • Actively develop new national and international partnerships to maximise our impact
  • Use our position as a major research funder to influence the research environment
  • Measure and share the impact of the research we fund.

we fund research to save and improve lives












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