The Fischer Family Trust

Supporting health, education and conservation projects in the UK and abroad

The Fischer Family Trust is a registered charity (No 1075453) which is mainly involved in undertaking and supporting medical research, education and conservation projects in the UK. This page provides information about the projects which have been supported by the Fischer Family Trust and other partner organisations with which the trust has links.


Could Vitamin D play a role in protecting people from Covid-19?

The Fischer Family Trust, in conjunction with Queen Mary University of London, is supporting upcoming volunteer trials.

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COVID-19 Volunteer Testing Network

The COVID-19 Volunteer Testing Network is providing assistance and resources to life sciences labs across the UK to help them convert into COVID-19 testing labs for GPs and front line staff in their local communities.

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More health projects


SBL is a (Community Interest) Company dedicated to improving patient treatment options through high quality, collaborative and clinically focused research. SBL has a strong scientific team with a variety of academic and industrial backgrounds. They have particular strengths in all aspects of immunology and molecular biology. Their work is focused on the following areas: DNA instability in neurons, DNA recombination in lymphocytes, cancer immunotherapy and medical guidelines on Vitamin D.

Other health projects

In 2001 The Fischer Family Trust started to get involved in medical research, with a particular focus on kidney cancer. Activities have included support for specific projects in conjunction with the following organisations:

  • Steve Dunns's guide for cancer patients (
  • KCUK - Kidney Cancer UK
  • KCA - The Kidney Cancer Association (USA) The 2002 Innsbruck conference on Dendritic Cell Vaccines Support is either direct from the Trust or through SBL (Systems Biology Laboratory UK).


FFT Education

FFT provides data and analyses to 13,000 schools, 150 local authorities and 200 academy trusts in UK and also to 2,000 schools in 35 countries around the world. FFT’s analyses of pupils’ results provide insightful information to school leaders and teachers to support self-evaluation, school improvement and to set aspirational targets for pupils. FFT Education Ltd is an independent, non-profit company which was established in 2001 and has links to the Fischer Family Trust.

FFT Literacy

FFT Literacy provides a range of literacy training to schools, clusters of schools and to Local Authorities, drawing on their experience as a developer of interventions and teaching and training programmes in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

FFT Education Datalab

We are proud to have set up FFT Education Datalab, whose mission is to be the UK’s centre of excellence for quantitative research in education.

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Maritime & conservation

The Fischer Family Trust supports projects in the area of Maritime history, through Oxford Maritime Trust and Oxford Maritime Limited. The Fischer Family Trust is involved in a number of projects to protect highly endangered species in Africa.