Our policy on science funding
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Funding for science is essential for a healthy nation and a healthy economy. UK Medical research leads to improvements in health and generates significant wealth and investment.
Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for our research, but our work does not take place in isolation. We need research in universities and the NHS to be world-class so that we can fund the best science and find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Government’s investment in science is crucial to ensure that UK science remains strong and to secure a bright future for medical research in the UK. This includes investment in the Charity Research Support Fund (CRSF), to enable life-saving research to be conducted. The CRSF covers the direct costs of research, such as the maintenance of laboratories, which charities like CRUK cannot pay as, supporters’ donations are spent directly on research activity.