Major funding bodies supporting our research:
- Parkinson’s UK is the largest charity funder of Parkinson’s research in the UK. So far, they have invested just under £70million in ground breaking research.
They fund research to advance the understanding of Parkinson’s and what causes it.
The research also focuses on finding new and better treatments to make life easier for people living with Parkinson’s.
They also keen to fund research that improves quality of life in the shorter term.
PUK have funded of our many projects over the years and in particular our longitudinal studies in PD as well as various other projects looking at more basic aspects of PD.
- The Evelyn Trust is a grant-making charity supporting medical research and healthcare in the Cambridge area.
Established as a charity in 1920, the Evelyn Trust owned and managed the Evelyn Hospital in Cambridge. The funds support medical research and healthcare in the Cambridge area, seeking to benefit a broad range of projects that influence the development and delivery of healthcare services and other social services in the local community. Evelyn has funded work we are undertaking in PD and HD.
- The vision of the NIHR is to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. The mission is to provide a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals working in world-class facilities, conducting leading-edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public. The NIHR support large areas of our research including much of the infrastructure necessary to do this.
- The Cure Parkinson’s Trust was founded in 2005, the charity’s ethos has evolved through a combination of four key elements; effective communication, passion, a real sense of urgency and passion. Cure-PD have supported our work including clinical trials and new therapies.
- Created in 1987, Rosetrees, a family Trust, uses venture philanthropy to support medical research. Their vision is to make a difference to humanity today and every day through medical research.
Rosetrees has given us many grants enabling us to undertake key studies looking at biomarkers and new therapies for PD and HD.
- Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) is the only registered charity (no 1048868) dedicated to supporting innovation in patient care across Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Addenbrooke’s Hospital. ACT have recently supported some of our work on PD.
We are also grateful to the following for supporting our ongoing research: