How we spend your money

How we raised money in 2018/19

Infographic describing our online research funding

This year, we raised a total of £672m.

We committed £587.4m of this towards our work to help beat cancer.

This includes:

  • £545.6m towards research. This includes new multi-year research projects.
  • £41.8m spent on our information and influencing activities. This includes prevention and early diagnosis work; campaigning; communicating health messages; and engaging patients, the public and health professionals.

We also spent £98.9m on fundraising.

This includes marketing to engage new supporters and innovation to develop new ways to raise money, to make sure we can continue our research in the future.

And we spent £95.4m running our shop network and events.

This includes:

  • £86m on running our shop network. While the cost of running our shops is significant, they are part of a network for supporters. It not only raises vital funds, but also delivers health messages and increases awareness of our research. As well as the cost of our shops, this expenditure includes support for our shop network, such as IT support, corporate resources and human resources.
  • £9m to deliver events which have a registration fee, like Race for Life.