Where our money goes

All donations and money raised in support of The Migraine Trust helps the charity to carry out work towards three main aims

To help people live with migraine

A large part of our work focuses on improving access to good quality information about migraine, increasing awareness and understanding, and increasing the ability of sufferers to make informed decisions.

We produce and distribute evidence-based information and facilitate discussion about migraine.  To achieve this we:

  • provide an Information Service
  • provide an Advocacy Service
  • organise ‘Managing Your Migraine’ information events
  • and further share information through outreach events, our popular website, social media and regular ebulletins.

To end the stigma of migraine

We carry out policy and campaigning work that aims to position migraine as a serious public health issue.  We engage with employers, education providers, the health sector, Parliamentarians and relevant bodies in order to challenge misunderstandings and promote good practice.

To understand migraine

Since 1965 we have sought to understand migraine better so that we can improve treatment and management and, ultimately, find a cure.  We champion migraine research and are the only charity actively funding such research in leading UK academic institutions.

In order to strengthen the migraine knowledge base, we promote the dissemination of research results and support people working in the field of neurology and headache by, for example, hosting a biennial meeting called MTIS (Migraine Trust International Symposium).

Through lobbying government, funders and the health sector we promote investment in research to further improve our understanding of migraine.


Give with confidence

Following recent press scrutiny of the practices of some charities, we would like to reassure our supporters and donors that The Migraine Trust is committed to best practice, honesty and accountability with regards to our fundraising and data protection policies. We do not sell on personal details and do not participate in aggressive fundraising practices. Read more about giving with confidence >