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Sparks raises money to fund pioneering child health research across the UK, helping to find new treatments and cures for children and families who desperately need them.

Sparks supports clinicians and scientists who have the skills, innovation and passion to improve children’s lives forever. Since 1991, we have funded more than 300 ground-breaking child health research projects in over 90 hospitals, universities and research institutions across the UK and overseas.

In February 2017, Sparks partnered with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Charity merging our national research funds, making up to £2 million available. This is the largest fund in the UK dedicated to child health research, and will benefit children at GOSH, nationally and around the world.

Twitter: @SparksCharity

Primary research areas

Child health

Grant types

Project (typically <4 years)