Wellcome Trust is a medical research charity that funds research with the ultimate aim of protecting and improving human and animal health. Wellcome Trust helps curious, passionate people all over the world explore ideas in science, population health, medical innovation, the humanities and social sciences and public engagement.

HQLondon, GB
Size (employees)965 (est)
Wellcome Trust was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at Wellcome Trust

Jeremy Farrar

Jeremy Farrar

Director of the Wellcome Trust
Chris Bird

Chris Bird

General Counsel and Company Secretary
Stephen Caddick

Stephen Caddick

Director of Innovation
Simon Chaplin

Simon Chaplin

Director of Culture & Society
Alyson Fox

Alyson Fox

Director of Grants
Peter Pereira Gray

Peter Pereira Gray

Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Investments
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Wellcome Trust Office Locations

Wellcome Trust has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
215 Euston Rd
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Wellcome Trust Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Wellcome Trust Revenue

Wellcome Trust's revenue was reported to be £425.30 m in FY, 2017 which is a 9% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2017)

425.3 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

2.2 b

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

15.7 m
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


438.7 m390.3 m425.3 m

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

1.2 b1.2 b1.3 b

Interest expense

66 m59.3 m59.7 m
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


59.8 m56.1 m15.7 m

Accounts Receivable

51.7 m22.3 m36.7 m

Current Assets

125.3 m80.6 m54.6 m


461.1 m448.2 m435 m
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

2.3 b

Depreciation and Amortization

24.9 m

Accounts Payable

(75.1 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(807.2 m)815.2 m(854.3 m)
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Wellcome Trust Operating Metrics

FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash Donated to Charity

£951.90 m£1.03 b£1.13 b

Fellowships Awarded


Total Grants Awarded

1.23 k
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Wellcome Trust Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Farmcare Trading Limited
Genome Research Limited
Gower Place Investments Limited
North London Ventures Limited
Premier Marinas Holdings Limited
Wellcome Trust Finance plc
Wellcome Trust Investment Limited Partnership
Wellcome Trust Investments 2 Unlimited

Wellcome Trust Revenue Breakdown

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Wellcome Trust revenue breakdown by business segment: 9.2% from Charitable Income and 90.8% from Income from investments

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Wellcome Trust Online and Social Media Presence

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Wellcome Trust Company Life and Culture

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