The British Skin Foundation is the only UK charity that raises money to fund research into all types of skin diseases, including skin cancer.

Sixty percent of British people currently suffer from or have suffered with a skin disease at some point during their lifetime. Whilst some skin conditions are manageable, others are severe enough to kill.


We are here to help change that by raising money for vital research to help find cures and treatments for common skin conditions like eczema or acne, through to potential killers like malignant melanoma. 


Founded in 1996, the British Skin Foundation has supported 450 research projects and awarded £19,500,000 in funding across all skin diseases. 

Whilst we are dedicated to raising money for research, we also aim to raise awareness of skin diseases in the wider community. We're committed to educating people about the different skin conditions, helping to reduce stigma and promote understanding.

The British Skin Foundation receives no statutory funding and relies completely on donations. Find out more about our research here.

Matthew Patey, Chief Executive Officer