If you’re an individual, or represent a trust or foundation, and are considering supporting the Stroke Association, thank you. Our dedicated Philanthropy and Trusts Team will work closely with you to make sure your gift makes a real difference to stroke survivors and their families.

Why choose us?

Stroke strikes every five minutes, and there are currently over 1.3 million stroke survivors in the UK.

As the only national stroke charity, the Stroke Association is driven by the vision of a world where there are fewer strokes and all those affected by stroke get the help they need to live the life they want. To achieve this, we deliver specialist support services, invest in pioneering research and campaign to make sure people get the best care and support possible.

Through our services, we reached nearly 70,700 people last year, but with the number of stroke survivors expected to double to over two million by 2035, we know that we have to do more. 

With the support of trusts, foundations and individual philanthropists, we can reach even more people whose lives have been affected by stroke.

We're fortunate to have the committed support of generous philanthropists and charitable trusts. 

The Garfield Weston Foundation has supported the work of the Stroke Association for over 20 years. This has included investments in our ground-breaking research and, most recently, significant support for two of our telephone support services – ‘Stroke Association Connect’ and ‘Here for You’ – which provide crucial reassurance, information and guidance to stroke survivors to help them rebuild their lives.

Our Trustees are delighted to support the Stroke Association and recognise their commitment to funding high quality research and ensuring people affected by stroke can access the best care and support.
Philippa Charles, Director, Garfield Weston Foundation.

Our experienced Philanthropy and Trusts Team are ready to discuss your particular interests and work with you to ensure that your support makes a significant impact on stroke survivors and their families. Together, we can help more people to rebuild their lives after stroke, giving them hope for a brighter future.

What we offer

If you choose to support us, we can offer:

  • A dedicated point of contact and regular updates on the impact of your support.

  • Insightful donor visits to experience first-hand the impact of your donation.

  • Recognition opportunities for significant donations.

  • A lively programme of events throughout the year.

How you can help

Our supporters donate to a range of innovative programmes and services that help us to improve the lives of stroke survivors and their families. For example:

  • Our Support Line provides information and emotional support for stroke survivors, their families and carers, as well as healthcare professionals.

  • A part of our Support Line, the Stroke Association Connect service offers reassurance, guidance and connection to ongoing support for newly diagnosed stroke survivors.

  • Here For You is a telephone-based peer support service that connects stroke survivors and carers with volunteers, 70% of whom are stroke survivors themselves.

  • My Stroke Guide is a digital self-management tool to make sure stroke survivors are never alone in their recovery.

  • Our Stroke Group Network provides crucial long-term support to anyone affected by stroke in their communities.

We also fund stroke research and, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, our investments have helped to drive significant advances in stroke treatment and care. 

While stroke research does not benefit from the same level of funding as other fatal conditions, our investment over the past 30 years has contributed to a 50% reduction in the number of fatal strokes and transformations in rehabilitation practice. Research brings hope for a better future for stroke survivors and their families.

The impact of your support

85% of strokes are caused by a blood clot blockage, called ischaemic stroke. Thrombectomy is a pioneering clot retrieval procedure that saves lives and reduces disability for thousands of stroke survivors. 

Following the Stroke Association’s leadership in funding the first feasibility study into this procedure in 2012, since 2016 NHS England has committed to rolling out thrombectomy services UK-wide. 

Now each year over 10,000 people in the UK receive this life-saving treatment. This incredible achievement would not have been possible without the research we funded.

Work with us

Together, we can realise our vision of a world where there are fewer strokes and all those affected by stroke get the help they need to live the life they want. 

If you'd like to make a donation or to discuss our work further, please contact Jonathan Ward about individual gifts or Emma Goring if you represent a Trust or Foundation by email at philanthropy@stroke.org.uk or by telephone on 0203 873 5730.

Stroke destroys lives; help us to rebuild them.

Your gift can help stroke survivors, like Erin:

When I came out of hospital, there was this cliff-edge of 24-hour support, seven days a week to literally nearly nothing. When I called the Stroke Association Helpline, it was amazing to hear that friendly voice at the other end of the phone. They listened to me and really helped.

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