Charity research funding 'protected from cuts'

Charity research funding 'protected from cuts'

The Charity Research Support Fund, which subsidies research into conditions such as Parkinson's disease, has been protected from governmental cuts, a charity has reported.

According to Parkinson's UK, despite the Higher Education Funding Council for England's cuts to funding for universities and colleges, the Charity Research Support Fund has been protected.

The institute supports research that is funded by Parkinson's UK and other organisations that are members of the Association of Medical Research Charities.

Dr Kieran Breen, our Director of Research and Development, said: "This will help us continue to make sure that every penny donated to Parkinson's UK research makes a difference.

"We hope this announcement demonstrates the Government's ongoing commitment to supporting UK research charities even in these tough economic times."

Meanwhile, research published in The Lancet has revealed that genetics are more closely implicated in Parkinson's disease than was previously thought.

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