About us - Barts Charity

About us

Barts Charity brings brilliant ideas, ground-breaking research and transformational healthcare to life in East London. 

As East London’s oldest healthcare charity, we’ve been at the forefront of advancing healthcare for hundreds of years. The hospitals we support provide excellent care to their patients. Yet too many people’s lives in East London are affected by ill health. At Barts Charity we have East London in our hearts and we want healthier, longer lives for everyone in our community.  

Together with our partners we make better healthcare possible, funding brilliant ideas and ground-breaking research to transform lives. We invest in inspiring people and projects that have the greatest impact on the health and lives of local people. And as our local community is one of the most diverse places to call home, what makes a difference in East London has the potential to touch lives across the world. 

As the dedicated charity for Barts Health NHS Trust, we support St Bartholomew’s, Whipps Cross, Newham, Royal London, and Mile End hospitals, as well as the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London. We also support researchers at the School of Health & Psychological Sciences at City, University of London. 

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Our 2023-2024 highlights

  • £ 33.1 m

    in grants given towards healthcare and research.

    This includes 67 grants for healthcare improvement initiatives and 61 grants to support world-leading medical research.

  • 17

    new pieces of vital medical equipment

  • 8

    improved spaces

    for patients and carers

  • £ 100000

    raised by our volunteer fundraisers

    by taking part in the London Marathon and London Landmarks Half Marathon

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Trustee Professor Dame Parveen Kumar

Our people

Our team are committed to making a real difference for patients of today and tomorrow. Find out more about our people and how you can join our dynamic team

Hospitals & research institutes

We're proud to support healthcare and research projects at Barts Health NHS Trust, Queen Mary University of London and City, University of London.

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Our strategy

Our five-year strategy sets out Barts Charity’s vision, mission and five strategic goals for 2022-2027.

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Barts 900 Campaign

The future of healthcare in London starts here. Your support is vital to make this vision a reality.

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"We would like to say a huge thank you to all our donors who make our work possible. You have played a part for helping people in our community live healthier, longer lives.
Fiona Miller Smith, Barts Charity CEO