Largest Government contribution towards renal research
As Covid hit, together with other members of the Association of Medical Research Charities we sought support from Government to step in to address the massive impact of diverting funds and resources away from ongoing, vital research, to fighting the pandemic. So much work, development and potential had to go on hold. Work that could have improved kidney patients’ lives has been delayed by years, and our research community continues to play catch up today.
We are delighted to have been awarded £963,000 through the UK Government Covid Medical Research Charity Fund. We previously received support through this fund in 2021 and 2022, but this is by far the largest Government contribution to helping renal research move forward since the pandemic began.
It is only thanks to the continued generosity of our supporters that we can fund vital research now and into the future. Covid created exceptional circumstances, and we are glad the Government recognised the need to step in and help bridge the chasm created by the pandemic. We have never had Government funding on this scale before and there are no guarantees that we ever will again.
Meanwhile, the fight to change lives through research is by no means over – and we are grateful to all the supporters who enable our vital work to continue long term.