The Syncona Foundation was set up in 2012 with charitable objectives focusing on the prevention, treatment, cure and ultimately eradication of cancer and other diseases, as well as other charitable activities.
Each year, Syncona provides a significant level of philanthropic funding to the two charities it supports, The Syncona Foundation and The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), charities which have ambitions aligned to our vision to deliver transformational treatments for patients and through which we believe we contribute to the wider healthcare ecosystem.
The majority of our donations go to the Foundation, which supports a range of charities, most of which focus on seeking treatments for or supporting patients with disease. The Foundation’s support extends beyond funding these charities and includes networking and helping to form links and support wider fundraising efforts. As part of that support individual members of the Syncona team work closely with a number of the charities.
We will donate £4.7m this year, bringing our total donations since 2012 to £36.4m. We were able to increase the donation in the year, with the foundation benefitting from the growth in our NAV and continuing to benefit from the decision in the last financial year to increase the donation from 0.30% of NAV to 0.35%. Click on each of the charities below to see the great work that is undertaken by our partners.