We publish a research strategy which sets out the types of funding we offer; who is eligible to apply; the processes we have in place to monitor results and how this information will be disseminated to our beneficiaries and stakeholders.
This strategy helps us to build on our mission and describes how we will use funding to meet our overarching aims over a defined period of time.
A clear strategy is important as it helps applicants assess whether their research falls within the remit of our funding availability. It provides the charity’s Research Advisory Board and staff with a clear set of objectives to evaluate applications for funding and research impact. It also demonstrates, via lay involvement, our intention to fund research which best meets our beneficiary needs.
The research world is constantly evolving, as are the needs of people living with all forms of diabetes, therefore our published research strategy is a guideline which enables us to be both proactive and responsive. It is regularly reviewed and updated as necessary.
It also enables us to assess opportunities for collaboration and helps us to provide important feedback to the people we support and those who invest in our charitable activities.