Bliss funds research to give every baby born premature or sick the best chance of survival and quality of life. It was founded in 1979 by a group of concerned parents who discovered that no hospital had all the equipment nor the trained staff it needed to safely care for premature and sick babies. Determined to do something, these volunteers formed a charity to give vulnerable babies the care they deserve. Almost 40 years later Bliss has grown into one of the UK’s leading charities for babies born premature or sick. They empower families, influence policy and practice, and enable life-changing research.

Twitter: @Blisscharity

Primary research areas

Reproductive health and childbirth

Grant types

Project (typically <4 years)