Charity Research Support Fund (CRSF) If our member charities award funding via open competition their 'indirect' costs of research in universities can be covered by the Charity Research Support Fund. The Charity Research Support Fund underpins charity investment in university research across England. The fund enables universities to leverage research funding from charities; it means researchers who receive charitable funding can recover the ‘indirect’ costs of research that charities do not pay. These costs include estates, shared IT and administration overheads. All our member charities are eligible for the CRSF due to our quality standards. The CRSF is an element of government funding administered to universities as part of quality-related research funding. In England, it was allocated by Higher Education Funding Council for England before April 2018, and through Research England, under UK Research and Innovation, after April 2018. Source: Research England, HEFCE Read more about our member charities and the CRSF in this report and FAQs document. In 2021 AMRC commissioned Public First to conduct an independent scoping study funded by Wellcome on options for partnership support for charity-funded medical research in universities. Here is the full report and summary.