Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) – Cerebra Membership
The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) is a membership organisation dedicated to supporting medical research charities in saving and improving lives through research and innovation.
Importantly, AMRC ensures that member charities fund the best research by developing guides, providing advice and training, and carrying out an audit of their funding processes. In addition, AMRC brings together health and medical charities, helping to drive positive change in the research and health landscape.
Why did we pursue AMRC membership?
We are a charity dedicated to improving the life chances of children with neurodevelopmental conditions through our investment in high quality discovery and translational research.
We have been funding research at leading universities since December 2001, investing over ten million pounds and leveraged millions of pounds of additional funding to support research at our Cerebra Centres.
In that time, we have made a significant contribution to improving knowledge that benefits children with neurodevelopmental conditions and their families.
Funding for our vital work comes in a variety of ways, with us benefiting from many gifts, some small, some large. Many people give regularly, take part in our lottery, or simply buy a raffle ticket twice a year. Others, generously, leave a gift in their will.
It is important to us to reassure anyone that financially supports Cerebra by donating money that we adhere to the highest possible standards in awarding research monies.
Membership to AMRC is a mark of quality and a demonstration of funding outstanding research. It reflects our commitment to ensure our processes for commissioning research meet the principles of accountability, impartiality and transparency, and promote collaborative working with universities and other charities.
Our goal is to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of others. We will continue to work in partnership with universities and families, supporting research in line with our charitable research priorities; research for the public benefit that will improve the health and wellbeing of children with neurological conditions and their families.