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Evelyn Trust 2016 Research Grant Applications - Deadline 30 November 2015

Evelyn Trust 2016 Research Grant Applications - Deadline 30 November 2015

The Evelyn Trust grants are generally for two areas of activity – for medical research projects or for projects which support the health and wellbeing of Cambridgeshire citizens. The former tend to be formal research projects and the latter tend to be projects run by local charities. The Trust is encouraging applications for next year’s medical research and health/wellbeing grants which will need to be received by 30 November 2015. Applicants should go to The Evelyn Trust website (www.evelyntrust.com) for guidance on how to apply.

The 2015 Evelyn Trust grants programme has just been agreed with 16 new grants for an exciting range of Medical Research and Health/Wellbeing causes. 

The Trust has provided grants totalling £570,000 to 8 Medical Research projects. The projects the Trust has chosen to support are the trial of a telemedicine follow up system for a rare form of stroke, a new way to measure brain activity for vegetative and minimally conscious patients, a new system to study inflammatory bowel disease using a stem cell model of the gut, a novel imaging method for distinguishing areas of prostate cancer, imaging of the brain metabolism following stroke and investigating causation and streamlining detection of HIV latency, imaging of malignant brain tumours using novel magnetic resonance techniques and exploring DNA sequence changes in a gene causing stroke.  

There are also £240,000 of grants for eight Social Welfare projects including supporting a new Mental Health Family Social Enterprise, funding the expansion of community services for older and isolated people and providing a significant part of the funding for refurbishment of a homeless day centre. 

This year’s grants bring the total numbers and value of grants made by The Evelyn Trust to 126 grants totalling £12.5 million over an eleven year period since we started providing grants in Cambridgeshire. The fund for these grants was created with the proceeds of the sale of the Evelyn Hospital which the Trust had owned and managed as a Charity since 1920.

The support provided by the Evelyn Trust makes it one of the most important grant funding providers in Cambridgeshire and it has an excellent record of supporting ground breaking research, health/wellbeing and capital projects within the County.

The Trust is encouraging applications for next year’s medical research and health/wellbeing grants which will need to be received by 30 November 2015. Applicants should go to The Evelyn Trust website (www.evelyntrust.com) for guidance on how to apply.

For further information contact:

Bill Pike

Charity Director

01799 542708

email: evelyntrust@aol.com                website: www.evelyntrust.com

 

Notes:

The Evelyn Trust

The Evelyn Trust is a grant-making charity supporting medical research and health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire.

Established as a charity in 1920, the Evelyn Trust owned and managed the Evelyn Hospital in Cambridge. In 2003 the hospital was sold and the funds invested. From these funds we make grants to support medical research and health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire. We aim to support a broad range of projects. The Trust is increasingly interested in medical research and health and wellbeing projects that deliver transformational change, especially pilot or demonstration projects.

Grants are one-off for a particular project and are available to non-profit making organisations, not individuals. We seek projects for which funding from the Evelyn Trust is significant in the context of the project and makes the difference to the project’s success.

The Evelyn Trust is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 166995. Registered office (not for routine correspondence): Shakespeare House, 42 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8EP. Charity registration number: 232891.

Posted on 05/10/2015

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