We are the UK’s largest dedicated charitable funder of medical research into children’s health, helping to save young lives every day.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and its research partner, the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH), are ideally located side by side, which helps drive pioneering discoveries out of the labs and onto the wards.
Funding for the future
In 2015/16, we committed £14 million to fund research at the hospital, the ICH, and other research centres across the UK.
Over the next five years, we will be investing more than £50 million into unlocking the big breakthroughs of the future for rare and complex childhood conditions
The child, and the adult they will become, will be at the heart of all the research. We will target and concentrate our investment towards key areas where we have the greatest chance of making a step change. Our priority areas are:
- Hard-to-treat childhood cancers
- Muscle-wasting conditions
- Birth Defects
- Immune system disorders
- Heart conditions
- Hormone and body biochemistry disorders (metabolic conditions)
Through our new strategy, we want to see an overall improvement in survival rates and quality of life for children with rare and complex conditions at GOSH and worldwide.Learn more about our research strategy.