Medical Research Grants

The Trustees maintain a medical research reserve account separate from their general charity grant account in order to ensure a proportion of the total funds available is directed in favour of medical research in a fair and efficient manner.

Applications for medical research grants are categorised as appropriate between “minor grants” (£15,000 or less) or “major grants” (up to £50,000 per annum for a defined research project for 1 -3 years).


Please ensure that you fill out the correct application form. If you are applying on behalf of a Registered Charity please ensure that the Charity's most recent Annual Report and Accounts are attached to the Application Form.


Major Grants are for sums above £20,000 up to a maximum of £50,000 per annum for up to three years. These are considered annually en bloc at the Trustees' March meeting but may be submitted at any time. If material changes occur following submission (e.g. funded elsewhere; ethics approval given; departure of a named investigator), applicants must provide an update by February 1 to allow informed consideration at the March meeting.

Major Grants

"The trustees received a number of very worthy applications during the past year, many of which merited support. As a result, our funding for major medical research grants has been fully allocated for the time being. The trustees will not consider any grant applications until further notice.”