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Research grants - latest news


17/05/04 Lottery money helps UK Researchers discover gene that causes rare disorder
A Community Fund lottery grant of over 145,000 has helped a team of research doctors from Newcastle University to locate the gene that causes the rare Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS).

20/04/04 Lottery funding to help find cure for Alzheimer’s disease
A fresh hope of a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is being raised through a 227,461 award of lottery money from the Community Fund’s Research Programme.

05/12/03 Lottery cash funds research to help people, their carers and the elderly to help themselves
The latest round of research grants announced today by the Community Fund will enable nine projects led by the voluntary sector to proceed. All projects seek to improve our knowledge on the causes of disadvantage and to translate this knowledge for example into the development of improved or new services, medical interventions or therapies.

01/08/03 Thousands of young people to be helped by the Community Fund
Thousands of young people trying to cope with family change, homelessness, poverty, student suicide and social problems will benefit enormously from over 855,000 awarded today by the Community Fund under its Research Grants Programme.

11/06/03 Thanks and praise flood in as Community Fund's Research grants programme reaches its second birthday
The Community Fund's Research grant programme, which funds both social and medical research, will celebrate its second birthday on 11 June 2003. To date 9.4 million of lottery money has funded medical and social research benefiting people of all ages. Here are just some of the birthday wishes and thanks that have been sent to the Community Fund.

27/03/03 Community Fund Research grants will help stroke patients, older people and disabled children
Stroke patients, older people and disabled children are among those to benefit from 2.6 million of Lottery grants announced today under the Community Fund's Research grants programme.

20/02/03 Community Fund helps young people tackle bullying, harassment, racism and violence
Bullying, harassment, racism and violence are among the biggest worries for young people today. Nearly three-quarters of people aged 11-18 say that these are the worst problems they face, according to a recent consultation.

20/02/03 Young people and social inclusion. How research can make a difference
We organised a conference on 'Young people and social inclusion. How research can make a difference' on 20 February in Birmingham.

17/12/02 Community Fund research grants to help young people and those with mental ill health
Young people and people with mental ill health are among those to benefit from 1.3 million of Lottery grants announced today under the Community Fund's Research grants programme.

13/12/02 Fame is the spur for teenager with rare incurable skin condition
Dancing shoes are scattered across the floor of 13-year-old Sophie Brown's room. Ballet, tap, modern, jazz - it's the kind of collection assembled by most dance-mad teenagers. But Sophie is different.