Who we are

We're the British Heart Foundation and we fund research to beat the world’s biggest killers. We fund over £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. Heart diseases. Stroke. Vascular Dementia. Diabetes. They’re all connected, and they’re all under our microscope.

Targeting the world's biggest killers

Research has given us machines that can restart hearts, the ability to fix arteries in tiny babies, devices to correct heartbeats, the power to give someone a heart they weren’t born with, and so much more.

We’ve helped transform survival rates but heart and circulatory diseases still kill 1 in 4 people in the UK, they cause heartbreak on every street. And our work is urgent and vital as ever.

Our research, is the promise to protect the people we love. Our parents. Our brothers. Our sisters. Our grandparents. Our closest friends.

Research is who we are. The promise of future cures and treatments. The promise to beat heartbreak forever.

People’s donations have got us this far. Every breakthrough we’ve made, funded by people like you. Together, we can beat heartbreak forever.

Donate to our life saving research


Beat heartbreak for people like Nino 

Cuddler. Cheeky monkey. Building block expert. Nino was also born with a type of congenital heart disease called transposition of the great arteries (TGA).

But Nino's life was saved because more than 30 years ago a BHF professor invented an operation, known as 'the switch', to fix the arteries of babies born with this condition. Thanks to research, who knows where Nino's future will take him.

Get in touch

Got a question or a query? Get in touch through our website or find a BHF office near you