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Grants and Funding


Alzheimer's Research UK - Inspire Fund

03 June 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Grants are available for public engagement projects led by groups within or outside the research community that will tackle misconceptions around dementia and promote the importance of dementia research.

Fund Information

Funding body:
Alzheimer's Research UK
Maximum value:
£ 25,000
Application deadline:
Date to be set


Alzheimer's Research UK is the UK's leading dementia research charity, dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure.

Objectives of Fund

The Inspire Fund provides funding for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia and the life-changing research going on into the condition in order to tackle misconceptions around dementia and promote the importance of dementia research. The funders aim to create and nurture relationships between communities, researchers, creatives and other potential applicants.

Value Notes

Grants of up to £25,000 are available.

Who Can Apply

Applicants can be from inside or outside the research community and could include community groups, researchers and creatives.

Eligible Expenditure

Grants can be used towards public engagement projects that engage the public with dementia and dementia research. The scheme aims to support new perspectives, talent and expertise to shed a spotlight on this important issue, and fund people with the passion and skills to make that possible.

Examples of previously funded projects can be found on the Alzheimer's Research UK website



How To Apply

Alzheimer's Research UK plans to reopen to applications in spring/summer 2021.

Applications can be made via the form on the Alzheimer's Research UK website.

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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    Alzheimer's Research UK
    3 Riverside
    Granta Park
    CB21 6AD
    Tel: 0300 111 5555
    Fax: 01223 843325
    Email: [email protected]


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