Charities supporting children, young people and families with Gut and Liver Conditions

BSPGHAN works closely with charities that provide information, support, resources and research funding to children, young people and families who have a gut or liver condition

Please do visit their websites to find out more about their valuable work and how they can support you

Children's Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF)              

Formed in 1980, Children’s Liver Disease Foundation is the only UK charity dedicated to fighting all childhood liver diseases. We provide tailored support services to all those affected by childhood liver disease, deliver comprehensive information to healthcare professionals, patients and their families and
provide them with one strong voice to effect change in the diagnosis and treatment of paediatric liver disease, giving them hope for the future. In addition we fund vital medical research through a number of grant calls throughout the year. CLDF have recently developed a research hub which aims to increase patient and public involvement through our network of research hub members. Members are parents, carers and young people affected by childhood liver conditions who have an interest in research design and supporting promotion of findings. For further information about our research programmes and the research hub visit 


Telephone:      0121 212 3839


Address:          36 Great Charles Street, Birmingham B3 3JY

Coeliac UK

Crohns in Childhood Research Association (CICRA)

CICRA was founded in 1978 to fund research into Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis, working towards better treatments and training of specialists. We continue to support the development of paediatric gastroenterology in the UK. We are working hard to find out what causes Crohn’s, Ulcerative colitis and all forms of inflammatory bowel disease to help the thousands of children living with these conditions, including those with Very Early Onset IBD. We invite applications on an annual basis for our research grants, email for more information.

We lead research into better treatments, help children and families with information and support, work with health professionals to improve care and give children a voice to increase public understanding of Crohn’s and colitis. We believe that all children deserve a childhood unlimited by inflammatory bowel disease.

Details on CICRA research awards can be viewed on

CICRA | 020 8949 6209 |

Crohn's and Colitis UK                                               

Guts UK 

Guts UK is the charity for the digestive system.

The charity was set up in 1971 to increase the levels of research into diseases of the gut, liver and pancreas so no one suffers in silence or alone.  Since then we have funded almost 300 projects and invested £15 million pounds into medical research that leads to better diagnoses and treatments. 

Guts UK’s vision is of a world where digestive disorders are better understood, better treated and everyone who lives with one gets the support they need.  Our mission is to provide expert information, raise public awareness of digestive health and transform the landscape for research into our digestive system to help people affected by diseases of the gut, liver and pancreas.

020 7486 0341

Coeliac UK


External links for societies working in association with BSPGHAN

British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS)

British Assocation of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN).    Free membership is offered to BSPGHAN members please visit