|Applying For A Grant
If you are thinking of applying to the Foundation for a grant please read
this section carefully to avoid preparing an application that is not
eligible. All applications falling outside our criteria will not be
considered. All decisions of whether to award funding or not are made
entirely at the discretion of the Trustees and their decision is final.
Please note that the following considerations will form part of the criteria
upon which applications are assessed so please consider whether you can meet
these before proceeding.
- Is the Project appropriate for charity funding?(ie Is it likely to benefit
- If the Project leads to the development of Intellectual Property Rights are
you prepared to share the revenue from these rights because the Foundation
would expect to benefit from any revenue resulting from IPR created in
research funded by the Foundation.
- Have you undertaken a review of existing research to ensure the planned
research has not already been undertaken?
- Is the outcome likely to be of practical importance, not just of academic
- Is the amount of funding requested reasonable? Is the Project costed appropriately?
- Do you have access to the proper storage facilities for Schedule I drugs?
(Storage facilities will be subject to review by Home Office)
- Do you have indemnity insurance?
What will the Foundation fund?
The Trustees will consider applications to fund high quality research in the
medicinal cannabis field from a wide range of applicants. You do not have
to be a registered charity or an academic to apply. The Foundation will
consider co-funding research projects alongside other organizations.
Grants will only be made to support specific projects, they will not be made
to an organization for general expenditure. No grants will be made to
individuals unless to fund a medicinal cannabis research project carried out
by that individual. The Foundation will make grants for equipment, running
costs, patient travel expenses where appropriate, staff costs and material
costs for research projects but will not make grants for buildings or
We cannot give an indication of the size of grants likely to be available
from the Foundation because the level of research we are able to support is
entirely dependent on the level of donations we receive from our supporters.
First Step: Contact us and request a preliminary
The Executive Director
The Medicinal Cannabis Research Foundation
Porton Down Science Park, Salisbury,
Tel: 01980 619193
Fax: 01980 619 111
Preliminary applications can be submitted at any time. We will review your
preliminary application and advise you whether or not you have been invited
to submit a full application.
The Next Step: Presentation to the Trustees|
If we decide to take your application further we will ask for
additional information for presentation to the Trustees. Trustee meetings
will usually be held in October, February and June but these are subject to
The further information we will request from you will be the study protocol
(if relevant), CVs for all staff involved, full costing and your
organisation's financial accounts. The Trustees may also request to meet
applicants before making a final decision whether to award funding.