What we don't fund

Although we fund a wide range of activities, there are some things we don't fund.

In general, we don't fund:

  • scientific research outside our remit
  • project or research costs you've already incurred
  • costs to top up individual grants already awarded by another funder
  • standalone travel or conference costs (although you can ask for them as part of a wider grant application)
  • healthcare for patients
  • the building of hospitals
  • other charities if their sole intention is to redistribute the funds
  • humanitarian aid or charities who give out humanitarian aid
  • people who are applying for, hold, or are employed on a research grant from the tobacco industry.

Master's and PhD courses

We don't fund the costs of Master's courses or PhD studentships unless you are: