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Wed 12 Apr 2023

£114,000 government funding received to support existing early career research spend in the 22-23 financial year

The government announced on Sunday 2nd April that they have allocated a further £50m to support charity-funded early career researchers. This follows £20m announced in 2022.
We have been able to access £113,990.36 of this to cover our own ongoing research expenditure on five PhD studentships.

Nicola Perrin MBE, Chief Executive of the Association of Medical Research Charities said:

This £50m brings the total the Government has provided for early career researchers in the last two difficult years to £70m. It is heartening that the Government recognises that charities continue to face unprecedented challenges, responding to the significant impact that both the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis have had on fundraising”

You can read more about the scheme and the impact that it has had on charities in the AMRC blog here, or in their infographic here.

Chief Executive of Tenovus Cancer Care, Judi Rhys MBE, said:

We are delighted to receive this funding, which enables us to fulfil our obligations to the researchers we are currently supporting. The incredible work they do will make a big difference in improving outcomes for people affected by cancer.

“There is a need for cancer research in Wales to have more support and attention needs to be given to increasing the number of clinical trials available. Results of a recent survey conducted on behalf of the Wales Cancer Alliance supports our calls for greater access to clinical trials in Wales, something which is welcomed by patients. Despite most respondents recognising the importance of being offered the chance to take part in clinical trials, only 23.1% of them received information about opportunities.  

“It’s increasingly important for people’s experiences to be included in research and to inform priorities – a key area of focus of our All-Wales Cancer Community. Find out more on our website and become a member.”

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