Our mission is to listen to the families of children with brain conditions and use what they tell us to inspire the best research and innovation. Then we help them put that knowledge into practice so they can discover a better life together with their amazing child.

In the UK today there are around half a million children and young people with brain conditions that result in complex medical, educational and social support needs. Our research work across neurodevelopmental conditions gives us a unique perspective within the charity research sector allowing us to provide research-driven solutions and advice to those who need it most.

Our Research Partners

We work with leading international research experts at Universities across the UK and in Europe. Forging partnerships with pioneers in their field is key to the research-driven solutions and services we provide. 

Our Funding Process

We are committed to funding world class research that can improve the quality of life for children with neurodevelopmental conditions and their families.

Find out more about our funding process and opportunities.

Impact Report

Find out what we achieved for children with brain conditions and their families and exactly how we helped them in our latest Impact Report.

Cerebra Impact Report

Research Advisory Committee

The Research Advisory Committee provides scientific advice that informs Cerebra’s research strategy. It reviews grant applications, evaluates current research and advises our trustees on the relative merits of particular pieces of research before commissioning.

Research Support Network

Our Research Support Network is made up of people with lived family experience of childhood brain conditions. That could be as a parent, carer, sibling or as a young person directly affected. It is key to how we choose which research to fund.

Research Papers

Our collection of research papers, research summaries and other related documents that provide specialist knowledge are available to download here.

Research Ethics

Our statements regarding ethics - including our aims to support research in universities and our attitude towards the use of animals in research - can be found here.

Cerebra Count Me In Lottery

Count Me In Lottery

Taking part in our ‘Count Me In’ Lottery is a wonderful way to make a real difference to children with brain conditions and their families. It also means you are in with a chance to win our big weekly prize.

Make a Donation

Please help support our vital work that enriches the lives of thousands of children and their families every day.