Funding Update

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Canine Genetic Centre’s “Fund our Future campaign“. As of the beginning of May we have received donations and pledges from around 100 different clubs, associations and groups, totalling almost £80,000. We have received approximately the same amount from individual donors, with sums donated ranging from £5, via our Text2Donate code, to a few extraordinary donations made by incredibly generous donors.  Collectively, on top of some other sources of funding, these donations mean that the CGC team is now safe until the end of 2024. So I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated – it means such a lot to me and the whole team.

We are continuing to apply for grant funding, but as we have reported previously, the charitable funding sector remains challenging as a source of funds for the type of research that the CGC does – there simply aren’t as many funds available as there were pre-pandemic.

We hope to be able to report on some other sources of income shortly, but in the meantime, we will continue to reply on the generosity of our dog-breeding, dog-owning and dog-loving stakeholders.

Please consider donating to help support the Canine Genetics Centre if you have not already done so, and do not under-estimate the power of a share. If you belong to any clubs, organisations, networks or friendship groups please share our story, and details of how to donate.

Thank you once again from all the CGC team

Cathryn Mellersh
Head of Canine Genetics Centre