Where your money goes

We are so grateful for all donations, big and small. Your donations allow us to support the fantastic work of our partners to improve the healthcare in our local East London community and far beyond.

We’re committed to spending your money wisely and you can see our full accounts in our Annual Reports.

In the last financial year (2017/18)

89.4p in every £1 of the charity’s spending was used for charitable activities.

We gave a total of £30 million;

  • £15.6 million to Bart Health NHS Trust
  • £14.4 million to Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London

What we fund

  • Medical research
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Patient care projects
  • Enhancement of environments

We support hundreds of areas of health, with a focus on the areas which are a priority for our partners in the Barts Health hospitals and Queen Mary:

  • Cardiac
  • Cancer
  • Women and children
  • Trauma
  • Population health
  • Inflammatory disorders

Read more about projects we’ve funded >

Our Endowment 

We are one of the oldest and best endowed foundations in the country. Our origins go back to 1123 so we have strong foundation of financial security. Through careful investment, our endowment has grown to £450 million and allows us to commit to giving £30 million a year for the next 5 years. However, we still rely on your donations to ensure that we can continue to support the hospitals and Queen Mary into the future.

Read more about our history > 

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