MNDA asks govt to commit to charity research costs protection

MNDA asks govt to commit to charity research costs protection

The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) has called upon the government to commit to a scheme that protects charity research funding.

Set up by the previous government, the Charity Research Support Fund (CRSF) ensures that the public sector covers the central administration costs associated with scientific research that charities undertake.

This means that all the money raised for research projects is put into this work.

Now the MNDA is asking the coalition government to reaffirm its commitment to this vital initiative as public sector cuts take hold.

The charity also wants to make sure that the CRSF is revised to make sure it covers sufficient costs, while the allocation system needs to be more transparent.

Researchers from Oxford University recently benefited from a grant from the MNDA.

Scientists will be using the money to conduct a three-year project into the origins of motor neurone disease, using the latest techniques developed in stem cell research.

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