How we support the charity sector

Each year, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the BHF funds around £100 million of new research across all four nations of the UK, which accounts for more than half of the funding for independent heart and circulatory research in the UK.

A supportive regulatory and working environment for the entire charity and voluntary sector lies at the heart of making sure we are able to maintain our supporters’ trust, put your generous donations to the best possible use and achieve the greatest direct impact for the seven million people living with heart and circulatory diseases in the UK, as well as beyond.

We therefore take our responsibilities in helping to support and lead the sector very seriously and work to influence government policy affecting a range of areas including: charity and governance regulation, fundraising regulation, data protection regulation, promoting legacy and payroll giving supporting charitable business rate exemption and ensuring that government policies do not have unintended negative impacts for the charity and voluntary sector.