£30million: why we’re committing more funding to improve London’s healthcare

08 Dec 2016

We can today announce that we’ll be increasing our annual grant giving up to £30million per year for the next three years.

A researcher A busy hospital ward

This represents a threefold increase to our average annual funding for the last five years. It means we’ll be able to fund a significantly greater number of projects to achieve amazing results for the patients not just in the hospitals we support but across London.

Our Chief Executive, Fiona Miller Smith, explains more:

“We’re taking this step in recognition of the great need in our communities we serve but also the great opportunities to work together over the next three years to fund some extraordinary people and projects that will make a real difference to London.”

This level of giving will mean our supporters – both new and existing – will play a crucial role in achieving this vision.

Alwen Williams, Chief Executive of Barts Health NHS Trust, said:

“We are clear that our strong partnership with Barts Charity is critical and we look forward to working closely together as we take forward this exciting agenda and realise the opportunities that I know we can for the benefit of our patients.”

We support patients and staff across the five hospitals of Barts Health NHS Trust, as well as its associated medical school, Queen Mary University of London’s School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Steve Thornton, Vice Principal (Health) and Executive Dean of the School, added:

“It is excellent news that the charity is able to fund additional research. We continue to work very closely with them and Barts Health NHS Trust to fund ground-breaking clinical research that makes a huge difference to patients in East London and beyond. I am delighted that working with the charity, we will be able to further advance the clinical care provided to our patients through our excellent research.”

We look forward to working with supporters, the trust, and the medical school in the coming months and years to drive real improvements in health for the people of London.

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