Charities

A strong commitment to supporting charity

At the heart of Syncona is a strong commitment to supporting charity. We donate a percentage of our net asset value to charity each year which supports a range of largely healthcare related independent charities.

Half of the annual donation goes to the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), an important body doing exciting work to understand and treat cancers. A significant part of Syncona’s own life science investments are focused on diagnosing and treating cancer, and we are delighted to be supporting the ICR’s wider work in the field. 

The other half goes to The Syncona Foundation, which was set up in 2012 with charitable objectives focusing on the prevention, treatment, cure and ultimately eradication of cancer and other diseases.  The Syncona Foundation makes awards to a number of charities each year, as shown below.