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Where our money goes

Meningitis Now Family Day support event

To be here for everyone affected by meningitis, spread lifesaving awareness about the disease and fund research into it, we need over £3 million every year.

Without any central Government funding, we rely on people like you to help us raise it.

The priorities for our money are:

  • Research. We support research that finds new, and enhances existing, vaccines to save lives and prevent disability.
  • Support. We provide specialist support to help rebuild lives and ensure no-one has to face meningitis alone. Our support is a lifeline to victims of meningitis and we will continue to reach out to everyone affected, with practical, financial and emotional support.
  • Awareness. We save lives through awareness and education, giving people the knowledge and confidence to say “I suspect meningitis” - fast action saves lives.
  • Campaign. We campaign for the introduction of licensed vaccines as soon as they are available in the UK, because time lost is lives lost. We fight for the rights of those affected and use our voice to make sure they get the very best care

To see the difference we’re making, read our latest Impact Report.

How we raise money

We are dependent on voluntary donations to continue our work. To minimise our risk, we have income from many sources and make sure we are not overly reliant on any one. We are grateful to all those who help us raise the vital funds we need in order for us to drive forward to achieve our vision.

Cost of raising funds

With our dependency on voluntary donations to fund our work and the need to have a diverse range of income streams, we have to spend money in order to raise money. We do this in the best way we can, to ensure that as much of the money we raise goes to helping those who need us. We also make sure that we use fundraising activities as opportunities to raise awareness and as a means by which people can fight back against meningitis following their own personal experience.