London’s Air Ambulance is a charity
We rely on public donations and fundraising
We work closely with the NHS and receive some funding from our NHS partners, but we are not an NHS organisation. The majority of our service’s running costs are funded by you; our supporters. Without your help, we cannot help our patients.
Where does our funding come from?
Our charity’s supporters are at the heart of our funding. From corporate partners and community groups, to event fundraisers and regular givers, we are lucky to have a dedicated supporter base helping our service.
If you would like to join our mission, and help our charity save lives, find out how you can get involved.
Our NHS partners
London Ambulance Service employs and remunerates our charity’s paramedics, who typically join us for one-year secondments.
Barts Health NHS Trust employs and remunerates the registrars, who typically join us for six month secondments, and the consultants who are permanently associated with the service. They also provide direct financial support in the form of a monthly grant and the helipad facilities at The Royal London Hospital required for our operations.
The regulatory requirements of the Care Quality Commission are covered by Barts Health and London Ambulance Service for all clinicians attached to the service.
How we spent our funding
It cost approximately £7.4 million (consolidated costs) to provide London with an advanced trauma care service 24 hour a day, 7 days a week (very close to the restated cost of providing the service last year). Over £4 million went towards funding our charitable activities, including approx. £3 million on operating and maintaining the helicopters.
Meet our fundraisers
Without the support of the community it would not be possible to continue our life saving work. Your donation today could save the life of a loved one tomorrow.