Funding for medical research

BHF Techs

We're the single biggest independent funder of cardiovascular research in the UK. Each year we invest around £100 million each year into research on heart and circulatory diseases.

We are also an active member of the Association of Medical Research Charities.

UK Government support for research is vital to help us make the most of our investment and ensure that medical research improves the lives of people living with heart and circulatory diseases.

Whilst we do not receive any funding from Government, we often fund in partnership with government bodies such as the Medical Research Council. UK Government also supports universities to make use of charity investment for research by providing funding to cover indirect research costs, such as heating and lighting. This funding, which is known as the Charity Research Support Fund, ensures that your generous donations can be spent on actual research, not university overheads.

Want to find out more? Ahead of the 2015 Spending Review, we wrote 'Investing Together Changing Lives' to illustrate why investment in medical research is good for the nation’s health and wealth

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].