How we spend your donation

JDRF’s vision is a world without type 1 diabetes

To achieve our mission of eradicating type 1 diabetes and its effects for people in the UK we:

  • Fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes
  • Work to accelerate the pace of research and the delivery of treatments in the UK
  • Give support and a voice to children and adults living with type 1 and their families

Of each £10 you donate we currently spend £5.50 directly on this mission. We then invest £3.60 in fundraising which means that we can raise a further £10 the year after. We spend the remaining 90p running JDRF and making it an efficient and sustainable charity that will be here for everyone with type 1 diabetes until we find the cure.

Every pound we spend on research comes from generous donations from people like you. We receive no government funding. This is why we invest in our sustained growth, aiming to generate more income each year to support our mission to improve lives and cure type 1 diabetes. We will continue do this until we are no longer needed – until we find the cure.

Over the last 10 years, our investment in fundraising has enabled us to increase our annual income from £2.5 million to £6 million a year – an average growth of 10 percent a year.

A father and baby son

"The advancements made in treating type 1, even in the six years since George was diagnosed, have been extraordinary. Brilliant people are doing brilliant work that is going to end this condition, but they need money to continue the research.

A cure will come. Of that, I’m absolutely sure. Together, we can find a cure to end type 1 diabetes. We can be part of something extraordinary."

Simon Vinnicombe, father of George