The Brain Tumour Charity

Bright minds vs brain tumours

Our people and their projects are fundamental to our progress. With research into brain tumours still drastically under-funded, your donation will help us find the next generation of world class researchers, fund groundbreaking research projects, and continue to provide world class support services.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 11:30 AM, 23 June 2022 to 5:00 PM, 1 July 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1150054)

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  • CancerCancer
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Medical ResearchMedical Research


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind


United Kingdom


Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and young adults, killing more children and adults under 40 than any other cancer. Yet only 3.2% of over £700 million invested in UK cancer research funding in 2019 was spent on brain tumours. We need to ensure funding is available for ground-breaking research. Increasing our knowledge of brain tumours means we can continue to provide the highest level of support, and increase our efforts to find better, faster, more effective treatments.


As the leading funder of brain tumour research in the UK, we are committed to finding new treatments, offering the highest level of support and driving urgent change. Our new research strategy for 2022-2027, ‘Accelerating a Cure’, demonstrates our ongoing commitment to funding innovative research projects, led by world-class researchers. The research we fund will equip our support team with the latest knowledge, ensuring we can continue to help every single person affected by a brain tumour.

  • There is a huge and urgent need for increased funding for more research into brain tumours. Although there is still a long way to go, our researchers are making progress all the time to find new, more effective treatment options to help improve survival rates and quality of life for those diagnosed.

    — Alex Lochrane, Chief Executive Officer, The Brain Tumour Charity.

  • The grant offered by the Brain Tumour Charity defines a clear path in terms of funding and a support network that could allow me to start my own research group. The support from the Charity will allow me to focus on how to bring my projects forward and train myself as a better independent scientist.

    — Dr Veronica Rendo, The Brain Tumour Charity Future Leaders grant awardee

  • My training and personal experiences have provided me with a foundation and motivation for a lifelong career in brain cancer research. The Future Leaders scheme will provide me with the resources necessary to establish my independent career and empower me to take a leadership role in this field.

    — Dr Tyler E Miller, The Brain Tumour Charity Future Leaders grant awardee.