Our strategy - Barts Charity

Our strategy

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

Our vision and mission

Vision: At Barts Charity, we want to enable life-changing improvements to health for the people of East London.

Mission: A charity with its roots in East London, dedicated to supporting improvements to healthcare and transformative research for local health benefit.

We work in partnership with the NHS, local research institutes and others who can help us achieve our goals and maximise our impact.

Our strategy: how we are advancing healthcare in East London

Over the last five years we have given £144m to fund transformative research and healthcare projects in East London. We will now build on this with a further £150m+ aimed at delivering life-changing improvements to health for the people of East London.

Running alongside this, we will focus on diversifying and growing our income as it is only through the generosity of our supporters that we will be able to realise our ambitions.

Our 2022-2027 strategic objectives

We fund high quality and innovative research that enhances our understanding of health and illness and has the potential to improve and/or save lives in East London.

We facilitate transformation to patient care and support for our dedicated NHS staff, primarily focusing our efforts at Barts Health NHS Trust.

We will transform our approach to fundraising and significantly grow revenue to enable us to achieve our ambitions for our mission. We will inspire greater support by communicating about the people and projects we fund and the impact they make.

We manage our endowment to ensure we take full advantage of potential opportunities to deliver our mission, now and in the future.

We set ourselves high standards for how we operate and aim to maximise the impact we make with our resources.

Our 2022-2027 strategy

Barts 900

Barts 900 Campaign

A significant milestone taking place during the life of this strategy is the 900th anniversary of St Bartholomew's Hospital in 2023. To celebrate this we aim to fund two new world-class medical centres in East London: a dedicated Breast Cancer Centre at St Bartholomew's hospital and a state-of-the-art Clinical Research Facility at The Royal London Hospital.

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"Central to our 2022-2027 strategy is the importance of our strategic partnerships with Barts Health NHS Trust and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London."
Fiona Miller Smith, Chief Executive, Barts Charity

Looking back

Over the last five years we have given £144m to fund research and healthcare projects which are achieving significant impact. Highlights of our funding include:

  • All Barts Health NHS Trust hospitals now have a charity-funded, dedicated staff wellbeing space to support NHS staff.
  • Strategic investment into cancer research has enabled significant advances in a number of areas including the understanding of drug-resistant cancer cells.
  • The Women’s and Neonatal Unit at Whipps Cross Hospital has been rebuilt and modernised to improve the experience of women and their families in East London.
  • Learn more about the impact of our previous funding in our full 2022-2027 strategy document.

Read our 2022-2027 strategy

Help support our work

Together, we can be there when our NHS staff and patients need us most. Your donation can help fund innovations in care, pioneering medical research or even the little extras that make such a big difference to a stay in hospital.