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Action Medical Research

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity funding vital research to help sick and disabled babies, children and young people. For over 60 years we’ve been saving and changing lives through medical research. Our peer review system and Scientific Advisory Panel finds and funds cutting-edge medical research in the UK most likely to deliver real benefit to babies, children and young people. Through funding projects grants and research training fellowships we tackle premature birth and treat sick and vulnerable babies, help children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections and target rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.

Contact details

01403 210 406
Vincent House, North Parade, Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 2DP

Charitable activities

Registered charity number 
A registered charity in England and Wales (208701) and Scotland (SC 039284)
Charity Commission profile
AMRC member since 
Before 2000
Spending on charitable activities in 2015 

Research activities

Spending on health research in the UK in 2015 
Action Medical Research'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.
using RF - MRC deal
HRCS Categories

The Health Research Classification System (HRCS) is a framework for classifying medical research grants by health category and type of research
  • Blood
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular
  • Congenital disorders
  • Ear
  • Eye
  • Infection
  • Inflammatory and immune system
  • Injuries and accidents
  • Mental health
  • Metabolic and endocrine
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurological
  • Oral and gastrointestinal
  • Renal and urogenital
  • Reproductive health and childbirth
  • Respiratory
  • Skin
  • Stroke
  • Generic health relevance
  • Other
Types of funding
  • Clinical trial
  • Fellowship
  • Project

Source: AMRC research expenditure database

Source: AMRC research expenditure database