The Academy of Medical Sciences is a registered charity (Charity Number 1185329). Donations give us vital independence across our work supporting researchers, doctors and their patients.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic our fundraising work has been more important than ever to allow us to continue to provide vital support to researchers and expert policy advice at short notice. We need YOUR help to continue this crucial work.
Ways to donate:
Join our Helix Group today: people donating £250 or more each year, or just £21 a month, towards our work advancing science and health for all.
The Helix Group honours donors who generously give to our core funding. This flexible funding allows us to use your donations in the areas that have the greatest need. It enables us to support researchers at every stage of their career, through mentoring, grants and programmes. It allows us to shape and influence policy at the highest level, bringing together medical and health science in one unified voice, and ultimately improve health for patients and society.
By becoming a Helix member, you will be publicly recognised on a commemorative board in our Fellow’s room at 41 Portland Place, on our website and in our annual report. You will receive an annual update on Academy programmes, and an invitation to an exclusive annual Helix Reception hosted by our President, Professor Dame Anne Johnson DBE PMedSci.
If you have any questions or would like to enquire about joining, please contact Rosie, our Fundraising Officer, at Rosanna.email@example.com
As an individual you can also support the Academy in a range of other ways:
- Encourage people to book events at our venue, 41 Portland Place - profits go back towards supporting the Academy
- Use your connections to amplify our policy work
- Consider leaving a legacy to the Academy
- Donate to specific areas of work, such as the Daniel Turnberg Memorial Fund
- Encourage organisations to join our networks - see 'For organisations' tab
The Academy is extremely grateful to a number of individuals who have supported our work through major philanthropic gifts, and we welcome enquiries about this area.
We have previously facilitated major charitable donations towards our work on policy meetings, grant schemes, career development work, travel funds, pilot projects, and more. You can read more about some of the existing major philanthropic gifts towards our policy, grants and careers work on the How we are funded page.
If you are considering becoming a significant supporter of the Academy's work, through new work areas, securing funding for key programmes, contibuting to funding consortia or more, please do reach out to us and we would be delighted to discuss options with you.
Our Head of Fundraising Sarah Porter is available on firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a range of ways that organisations can support the work of the Academy.
Join our cross-sector FORUM programme
We bring together organisations across industry, academia and the NHS through our FORUM programme: a neutral and independent platform to meet and take forward national discussions on scientific opportunities, technology trends and strategic choices for healthcare. The FORUM programme includes regular meetings, policy work and an annual lecture. Current members include universities, small pharmaceutical firms, major international drug manufacturers, UK funders, charities and more - see the full list here. If you are part of a medical and health organisation and are interested in joining, please contact Dr James Squires at email@example.com
Join our grant consortia
Our grants are targeted towards researchers at critical career stages at the transition to independence. We prefer to fund grants through consortia models, which enables us to reach across medical and health disciplines and support fantastic scientists wherever they are working. We are experienced at working to bring together diverse organisations interested in supporting early career researchers to improve health. Explore our existing grant scheme funders on our grant scheme webpages. If you would like to discuss joining our grant consortia, please contact Head of Grants Dr Clare McVicker on firstname.lastname@example.org