Each year, less than £10 per child in the UK is spent on research into child health. Every day 1 in 30 babies is born in the UK with a condition which may affect them for life. We raise money to fund pioneering medical research to get this to change.

Research projects

Research lab

Sparks has funded over 270 projects since 1991. Read more about our pioneering medical research

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Project highlights

Cooling treatment

Read more about the breakthroughs your support has made possible

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We fund research into a range of conditions affecting babies, children and pregnant women

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Meet our researchers

Meet our researchers

Our researchers are passionate and dedicated to making a difference to children's lives.
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Our funding schemes meet the needs of the clinical and research community
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