Raising money for research
RAFT is a registered charity and receives no Government funding. Our pioneering research relies on the generous financial support of a wide range of individuals, trusts and companies.
Following a review of our strategy in 2019 we have relocated all our science to state of the art research laboratories at such places as UCL and the Griffin Institute. In such locations, our scientists are able to benefit from the support and the challenge of colleagues from a variety of scientific disciplines whilst employing the latest technology and scientific resources. All projects continue to be wholly funded and monitored by RAFT, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of clinical and scientific research in our chosen disciplines. We have reduced our administrative staff and general support costs to the very minimum, further enhancing the effectiveness of the funding we receive.
We aim to be transparent in everything we do. Copies of our Trustees report and annual accounts are available to download, please contact us if you need further information.
The latest audited accounts are available to download here:
We are reliant on fundraising to cover our costs and are incredibly grateful to all our supporters for the contributions they have made. We are a registered with the Fundraising Regulator and abide by their codes and regulations.
Our approach to fundraising consists of:
- soliciting donations from charitable trusts, corporate partners and individuals
- direct marketing appeals to individuals who have already expressed an interest in the work we do
- encouraging people to participate in events to raise funds on our behalf, particularly the London Marathon
- running a number of charitable and educational events, some of which raise funds
RAFT strives for excellence through a safe fundraising environment for all donors. Should we have concerns regarding the vulnerability of a donor, for example, a lack of capacity, then we would not take a donation.
For further information about the Fundraising Regulator or you have any complaints about RAFT and its fundraising, please visit www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk.