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New report shows that charities like the Cystic Fibrosis Trust lead the way in public funding for medical research.


The Association of Medical Research Charities, of which the Cystic Fibrosis Trust is a member, has published its annual briefing on charitable spending on medical research. The report shows that charities support over 40% of publicly funded medical research in the UK, amounting to over £1bn a year in each of the last eight years.

The report, which also features an infographic on the impact of medical research charities, demonstrates the important role that charities like the Trust play in revolutionising care and treatment for people with ill health. In the 12 months between April 2015 and March 2016, we invested more than £3.5m into research, and stimulated another £1.5m spending into cystic fibrosis research from external organisations. 

Janet Allen, Director of Strategic Innovation at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, said: “The Trust and other charities like ours provide vital funding for research projects, often taking place in Universities and hospitals, and employing thousands of researchers each year. We wouldn’t be able to do any of that without our supporters, and reports like this one highlight the role they play in creating a brighter future for everyone with cystic fibrosis.” 

We invest more money into research into cystic fibrosis than any other organisation in the UK and are committed to tackling all of the issues affecting people with cystic fibrosis, not just the lungs and digestive system. Feeling inspired by the 10 million heroes who donated to medical research in 2015? Make a regular donation or find out more about fundraising opportunities and join our fight for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis.