How We Are Funded
How we are funded?


The British Skin Foundation is not statutory funded and relies completely on donations to be able to do its work. 



Individual supporters

The very backbone of our support, we wouldn't be able to do what we can without our regular givers, who choose to give monthly, annually or whenever they can.


Whether's it's a sponsored walk, climbing up Kilimanjaro, running the London Marathon or simply a local quiz night, events, both those organised by us and BSF supporters play an essential fundraising role in the organisation and are a vital way in which supporters can engage with the charity.

Grants from trusts and major donors

Trusts and major donors play a key role in supporting our work. To date, trusts have donated close to £700,000 to the BSF in support of specific areas of research, a particular disease or to a local research project. Major donors often give in higher regular amounts or lump sums.

Legacy gifts

This is a vital source of income, as people choose to support our charity by leaving a gift in their will. To date the BSF has received over £260,000 in legacy support.

Corporate fundraising

Support from our corporate organisations is essential to our work, not only through their donations, but it offers the chance to engage with their staff on events supporting the BSF.


Why donate to us?

There are eight million people living with a skin disease in the UK. Some are manageable, others are severe enough to kill. We are here to help change that.

We raise money to fund research for cures for skin disease and skin cancer, but research doesn't fund itself.

We are the UK's only charity dedicated to skin research, and all of our donations and fundraising events are crucial to enabling us to continue our work.

We have supported more than 300 research projects and awarded £15 million in funding across all skin diseases including eczema, psoriasis and many more.

Help us find a cure today.