SMA Trust

We are the only UK charity solely dedicated to funding SMA research; furthering the understanding of the disease, finding potential therapies and developing centres of excellence that attract world-class scientists to SMA research. We also concentrate on translational research, by funding projects which speed progress towards clinical trials. This includes better collection and analysis of SMA patient data and the development of reliable measurements that can be used to assess how patients respond to potential new treatments in clinical trials.

Contact details

Charitable activities

Registered charity number 
A registered charity in England and Wales (1097765)
Charity Commission profile
AMRC member since 
Spending on charitable activities in 2015 

Research activities

Spending on health research in the UK in 2015 
SMA Trust's research strategy
Eligible for AcoRD


'AcoRD is the Department of Health mechanism for costing clinical research in the NHS. Where indicated, awards from this charity are exempt from certain research costs specified in AcoRD.
Eligible for CRSF

'Funding to universities from AMRC members is eligible for the Charity Research Support Fund (CRSF), where the award is in open competition and peer reviewed.
Using Researchfish

'Researchfish is an online research outcomes system.
not using RF
HRCS Categories

The Health Research Classification System (HRCS) is a framework for classifying medical research grants by health category and type of research
  • Congenital disorders
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurological
Types of funding
  • Clinical trial
  • Fellowship
  • Meetings
  • Other
  • Postgraduate studentship
  • Project
  • Studentship
  • Travel

Source: AMRC research expenditure database