The aim of the charity is to prevent and treat disease and disability by funding vital medical research in hospitals or research institutions across the UK.
The remit focuses on child health to include problems affecting pregnancy, childbirth, babies, children and young people. There are projects described on our website from our previous wider remit, but all new applications must focus on child health.
Within child health, we support a broad spectrum of research with the objective of:
- preventing disease and disability and
- alleviating physical disability
Please note that our emphasis is on clinical research or research at the interface between clinical and basic science. We pride ourselves that our research is both innovative and of a high standard as judged by rigorous peer review.
Within the above criteria, we also support research and development of equipment and techniques to improve diagnosis, therapy and assistive technology (including orthoses, prostheses and aids to daily living) and we encourage applications in the field of medical engineering.