Be part of our Research community
As many as five children a day lose their lives to a rare disease, yet only 5% of UK research funding is spent on projects relating to child health. We are the UK’s largest dedicated charitable funder of child health, helping to save young lives every day. But we urgently need more support to help researchers find life-saving cures for tomorrow, today.
Every day, around 750 children and young people from across the UK arrive at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). GOSH sees more seriously ill children with rare diseases than any other UK hospital. We have a unique opportunity to help GOSH transform the lives of these children, by funding research in key areas where we know we can make the greatest difference.
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. But our impact is by no means limited to London. Working alongside our research partners, GOSH Charity support child health research on a national scale – from Aberdeen to Southampton.
Read more about our Research Strategy.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and its partner charity, Sparks, have a passion and commitment to support paediatric research nationally. Each year we invite researchers across the country to apply for funding for their child health research projects through the National Call. We review these applications and fund the highest quality research most likely to have life-changing benefits to children.
Research saved Nina's life
Nina was born without an immune system, meaning she was fighting for her life at just a few weeks old. A faulty gene was the problem and groundbreaking research trial at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) saved her life.