Wellcome Trust

Founding partner

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health. It supports bright minds in science, the humanities and the social sciences, as well as education, public engagement and the application of research to medicine. The Wellcome Trust investment portfolio provides it with the independence to support transformative work – including sequencing and understanding the human genome, research that established front-line drugs for malaria, and the Wellcome Collection, a free venue for the incurably curious that explores medicine, life and art.

In September 2015, the Wellcome Trust announced Our Planet, Our Health, an investment of £75 million to support interdisciplinary research and partnerships to improve understanding of the vital links between health and the environment and develop robust and coordinated solutions that jointly reduce threats to human health and the surrounding environment that sustains it.