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Where else can we get funding?


If your project does not meet the criteria for our programmes, you may find the following list of organisations can offer you advice and/or assistance.  This is not a complete directory and is in no way a recommendation from the Foundation:


Organisations supporting Child Development/Medical

  • Action Medical Research
    Action Medical Research is dedicated to funding research to help reduce the high rate of premature birth and improve treatment for sick babies. 
  • Autistica
    Provides support for Autism Spectrum Conditions only.
  • Baily Thomas
    Learning disability particularly severe learning disabilities and ASCs, not Dyslexia.
  • Epilepsy Research UK
    The only national charity solely dedicated to epilepsy research (Epilepsy only).
  • Henry Smith Foundation
    The Henry Smith Charity is a large grant making charity which makes grants totalling approximately £25 million each year.  These go to 1,000 organisations and charities throughout the UK for initiatives and projects that address social inequality and economic disadvantage.
  • Sir Halley Stewart Trust
    Provides funds in areas including religious, social and educational, and medical.
  • Sparks
    Funds life-saving research into conditions affecting babies, children and mums-to-be.
  • The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust
    Has a primary aim of supporting UK-registered charities involved in the fields of medicine, including medical research.
  • The Leverhulme Trust
    Makes awards for the support of research and education. The Trust emphasises individuals and encompasses all subject areas.
  • Wellcome Trust
    This international charity supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities, in the UK and internationally.





Last updated Wednesday 22 November, 2023