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Developing solutions to the health of generations to come

Our Mission

The Foundation was set up to help address the critical gap in funding that is hindering the progress of promising stem cell research into new treatments.

We aim to do this by:

Operating a lean, cost-effective organisation, under the direction of an eminent Board of Trustees and with carefully controlled project management.

Our operating costs account for less than 8% of the funding we raise.

Raising funding for stem cell research projects in UK medical schools, universities and hospitals that have the potential to result in clinical benefits for patients within five years

Since inception, we have helped over £24 million to be invested in stem cell research projects in the UK through a combination of fundraising, co-funding and collaboration

Our Research

The Foundation exists to support late stage basic research and clinical trials that have the potential to treat intractable diseases and conditions where there is no current treatment.

Blood cancer

Heart Disease

Multiple Sclerosis


Hip Revision Surgery

Bone & Cartillage Repair


Achilles Tendinopathy

Spinal Cord

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Making a donation to the UKSCF couldn't be simpler.

You can donate regularly or make a one-off donation using a number of methods.


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The UK Stem Cell Foundation focuses on funding late basic research projects, phase I and II clinical trials that contribute enabling technologies and/or translational research in stem cells that could ultimately lead to a phase III clinical trial endpoint.

The definition of 'enabling technology' or 'translational' research has been left open, as a range of studies could be defined under these terms, for example use of stem cells in animal models, expansion of cells or routes of delivery of stem cells.

Latest News


London Marathon

We would all like to wish Susan Hunter the best of luck on Sunday running the London Marathon!


We'd like to thank Gillian Blood for raising over £1000 by shaving her hair off to raise awareness for cancer....

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