What we're funding

We are the leading funder of brain tumour research in the UK, spending over £18.3 million to date on pioneering projects that will help adults and children with brain tumours.

We spend 80p in every £1 donated on our charitable aims, so the more we raise, the more we will invest in research. We fund research through a competitive, fair and transparent process of best practice called peer review to ensure we only select the very best research that will have a real impact on those affected by brain tumours.

New Ideas 2016

This research involves innovative approaches that could change our understanding, diagnosis and management of brain tumours.

Quest for Cures 2016

This research acknowledges the importance of international and interdisciplinary team approaches to accelerate research.

Quality of Life 2016

This scheme has been established to focus research onto reducing the burden and harm to those diagnosed with a brain tumour.


We're partnering with the Structural Genomics Consoritum, funding two researchers who will be searching for new drugs.

Early diagnosis

We want to improve patient outcomes by ensuring early and accurate diagnosis.

Catalysing new treatment

We want to catalyse the translation of discoveries made in the lab to clinical benefits for patients.

Enhancing quality of life

We want to improve quality of life for all affected by brain tumours and ensure high quality care.


We want to accelerate progress in research by increasing the collection of and access to brain tumour tissue.

Understanding brain biology

Improving our understanding of the biology behind brain tumours is essential to the development of new treatments.

Who we fund

The field of brain tumour research is greatly varied. We fund many researchers, all with different expertise.

How we fund

We fund research to improve survival rates and reduce the harm caused by brain tumours, all led by our research strategy.

Our partnerships

We link to and work with a range of partners to maximise our reach and make sure every penny raised works as hard as possible