Client news

Peninsula Medical Foundation

Excellence Fund For Medical Research

Excellence Fund to boost pioneering medical research in Plymouth.


Whilst not as widely recognised as other medical research centres across the UK, Plymouth is rapidly building an international reputation for excellence in a several fields. In October 2017, the £17m Derriford Research Facility was opened by the University of Plymouth as the new home for the Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine.

The centre provides a state-of-the-art home for a number of internationally significant research teams which are conducting vital work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of various forms of cancer. Pioneering work around such areas as infection, immunity and inflammation is also recognised as among the best in the UK with a particular focus on developing new and sustainable antibiotics.

The Peninsula Medical Foundation is an independent charity dedicated to supporting the excellence of this work in an increasingly challenging fundraising climate – which is why trustees have engaged Gifted to conduct a thorough review of its operations and future requirements. Determined to raise at least £2 million in the next few years, the Foundation has recognised the need to appoint an external consultancy to guide it through the challenges ahead and we are delighted to be able to lend our experience and knowledge to this incredibly important mission. Our aim is to help the Foundation develop a sustainable, balanced and effective fundraising strategy which will enable more life-saving research to take place.

If your organisation is looking to fund its next major project or programme, why not get in touch with one of our directors and ask for a no-obligations discussion about your fundraising needs.