Published: 26 January 2021

UK Research and Innovation has announced that three research institutions hit by a loss of charity funding will receive a share of £10 million funding from Research England’s Specialist Institutions Fund. In response, the Association of Medical Research Charities said:

“Any funding for research institutions is welcomed, but, where that money is from existing allocations and being divided between only three specific research institutions, this is a band-aid on a bullet wound.

“Over a quarter (£293 million) of public funding into health research infrastructure in the UK is provided by AMRC charities. Much of this funding has been severely impacted, with the pandemic forcing charities to cut their research budgets by over 40%.

“To ensure the UK is equipped to continue ground-breaking and lifesaving research, medical research charities need financial support from Government now. Without it, the UK will take decades to rebuild what will be lost in capacity and capability.”