Research for sick and ill children | Action Medical Research | Action Medical Research



We fund the very best research most likely to make a difference to the lives of sick babies, children and young people.


We have supported some of the most significant medical breakthroughs in recent history that have helped save and change children’s lives.

Research we're funding

We fund a wide range of research which covers many different conditions affecting pregnancy, babies, children and young people.

Research across the UK

We are funding over 65 projects at leading hospitals, universities and specialist centres across the UK.

Treating sick and vulnerable babies

Around one in nine babies born in the UK needs some form of special care as a result of a difficult birth, a life-threatening condition or because they were born too early.

Helping children with disabling conditions

Many thousands of families across the UK are coping with the relentless daily challenge of supporting a child affected by a disabling condition.

Targeting rare diseases in children

Thousands of families across the UK are caring for a child with a rare and devastating disease for which there is no cure.

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