Wellcome's purpose is improving health by helping great ideas to thrive. We do this in four ways.

We support researchers

We directly fund thousands of scientists and researchers around the world at every step of the way from discovery to impact. Our funding schemes offer grants across biomedical science, population health, medical innovation, humanities and social science, and public engagement.

We take on big health challenges

We identify areas in which Wellcome can lead significant change within five or ten years, aiming to transform the global response to some of today’s biggest health challenges.

We campaign for better science

Through partnerships across the world, we advocate to ensure that good research is well supported, and that health is improved by changes to policies and practices based on evidence.

We help everyone get involved

We engage the public so that people are more aware of science and health research, and feel able to make the most of it in their own lives.