Philanthropic Priorities

Working with our partners, we are developing plans to fund new projects in neuroscience, cancer, public health, children’s health and regenerative medicine.

This work is led by our philanthropic development programme managed by our Development Team who would be delighted to speak with you.

Cambridge Children's

Cambridge Children's

It’s rare to have the opportunity to create something truly exceptional, with the potential to transform healthcare for children and young people both locally and across the globe. With Cambridge Children’s we have just that: an opportunity to create a new type of children’s hospital, purpose-built to re-imagine the way we think about child health and disease prevention.

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Heart and Lung Research Institute

The centrepiece of our strategic response to the global epidemic of cardiovascular disease is the establishment of a new Heart and Lung Research Institute on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The Institute is a partnership between the University of Cambridge and Royal Papworth Hospital – the UK’s largest specialist cardiorespiratory hospital and main heart and lung transplant centre. Located right next to the newly relocated Royal Papworth Hospital, which was officially opened by HM the Queen on 9 July 2019, the Institute will bring together world-renowned research and clinical expertise in cardiorespiratory medicine to rapidly translate scientific breakthroughs into new treatments.

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Heart and Lung Research Institute
Institute for Brain and Mind Health

Institute for Brain and Mind Health

The Cambridge Institute of Brain and Mind Health will form the heart of a redeveloped neuroscience district on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The district will bring together on a single site hundreds of researchers across multiple disciplines from the University and allied institutions, providing laboratories, clinical research facilities, and educational spaces. This represents a rare opportunity to combine the strengths of clinicians and medical researchers with those of chemists, physicists, engineers, and mathematicians, as well as industry partners, to create the world’s leading centre of excellence dedicated to the development of new therapies for brain and mental health disorders.

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Cancer Research Hospital

Here in Cambridge we believe that the only way to make cancer treatment more effective and more sustainable is to change two fundamental variables: detecting cancer earlier and treating it more precisely, matching patients to a course of therapy designed to target the vulnerabilities in their particular cancer at the earliest opportunity. To achieve this vision, the University of Cambridge is partnering with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to develop a new type of cancer hospital, which will harness the strength of Cambridge research in the early detection and precision treatment of cancer, and deploy life-saving innovation at-scale and in clinical real-time.

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Cancer Research Hospital
All the Best - Supporting Postgraduate Students at Cambridge’s School of Clinical Medicine

All the Best - Supporting Postgraduate Students at Cambridge’s School of Clinical Medicine

Our ambition is to find, mentor, and inspire the most talented and diverse group of young people capable of going on to solve the world's major health challenges. That means ensuring all students with the greatest potential to lead the next generation of world-changing doctors and medical scientists have a chance to study at Cambridge, not just some. It means removing barriers that stand in the way: reaching, supporting, and funding the very best students we can find, from all parts of the UK and the world.

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