Philanthropy and charitable trusts
As the leading kidney research charity in the UK, we fight kidney disease on all fronts. Philanthropy and charitable trusts and foundations have been at the heart of some of our greatest research achievements.
Major gifts make major breakthroughs
Read about some of the biggest advances in research funded by our generous philanthropist and trust partners.
The David Thompson Fellowships
Thanks to the incredible support from The Thompson Family Charitable Trust, we have launched the David Thompson Fellowship Award in memory of David Thomson CBE who sadly died from renal failure at the age of 84.
The Stoneygate Trust
We are delighted to work in partnership with the Stoneygate Trust to support established researchers to undertake innovative research to advance our knowledge of kidney disease, refine current treatments, or lead to new advances in the future.
The Laurence Isaacson Awards
Laurence worked tirelessly to support the charity, he believed that research is the key to changing the future for kidney patients. Thanks to his amazing legacy gift we have launched the Laurence Isaacson Awards to further research in transplantation.
Research in action
Thanks to major gifts, we're making research happen.
Studying harmful senescent cells in kidney patients.
Dr Katie Mylonas’ work is supported by The David Thompson Fellowship Award.
Investigating the role of cilia in polycystic kidney disease
Dr Barbara Tanos’ work is supported by The David Thompson Fellowship Award.
The Stoneygate and Kidney Research UK Alport Research Hub was created thanks to £2.55M investment from Stoneygate Trust in partnership with Kidney Research UK
Making vaccinations work better for dialysis patients
Professor Alan Salama’s work is supported by our partnership with the Stoneygate Trust.
Looking for new markers of kidney rejection in children
Professor Stephen Marks’ work is supported by the Laurence Isaacson Award.
"We deal with a lot of charities – there’s a whole spectrum between average to outstanding. Without a doubt, in our top two or three relationships that we’ve ever made is Kidney Research UK, because of your integrity, respect and desire to win." Sir Will Adderley, Stoneygate Trust
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