How your donations are spent

We aim to ensure that at least 70p in every £1 raised or donated is spent on our life saving research. The rest is invested to grow our income.

How does the BHF spend donations?

Thanks to the amazing efforts of our supporters, in 2018-19 we raised more than £138 million.

£128.2 million was spent on life saving research and support for heart patients. £47.6 million was spent on the costs associated with generating income.

In other words, for every £1 raised, around 72p, went straight to funding research on heart and circulatory diseases, and the risk factors that cause them.

How you can help

There is still so much work we need to do. Seven million people in the UK live with heart and circulatory diseases, and these diseases are responsible for more than quarter of all deaths.

Thank you for all your continued support and donations, but there is still more work to do. Between now and 2020 we will fund more than half a billion pounds of cardiovascular research to save lives. Help us beat heartbreak forever by donating today.


Our supporter promise

We are committed to fundraising in an open and transparent way. To find out more, read our supporter promise.