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Trusts and foundations

We would like to thank every Trust and Foundation that has joined us in our mission to create a world without type 1 diabetes.

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Our work wouldn’t be possible without the generous donations and support we receive from charitable trusts and foundations

Thanks to this support:

  • Newly diagnosed children with type 1 diabetes have the information and support they need to understand their condition and live a full life.
  • Researchers in the UK and across the globe can test new and innovative ideas to help treat, prevent and one day cure type 1 diabetes.
  • People living with type 1 diabetes can come together to talk about their experiences, ask questions and seek advice from professionals and their peers.
  • Managing type 1 diabetes becomes so much easier because people can access new treatments and technologies on the NHS.

Unlocking more knowledge about type 1

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Significant breakthroughs are unlocking more knowledge about t ype 1 diabetes which means that , today, we are closer than ever before to finding a cure. Trusts and Foundations have been at the forefront of this.

Whether it’s funding a specific project or our overall goal of finding a cure, the grants we receive are vital to our work. We are keen to partner with trusts and foundations that share our vision, and we want to work together to improve the lives of people living with type 1 diabetes.

Our Trusts and Foundation team will provide you with:

  • Regular communication and updates on the impact of your support
  • Invitations to exclusive JDRF events
  • Laboratory tours, including opportunities to meet leading researchers and see our work in action
  • Recognition in our annual review, website and other publications or communications


Shared stories

Thank you

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the trusts and foundations that have played an important role in our work over the years. Some of our recent supporters include:

  • Coldstones Charitable Trust
  • The Elizabeth and Prince Zaiger Trust
  • Hans and Julia Rausing Trust
  • Hummingbird Charitable Trust
  • National Lottery Community Fund
  • Nimar Charitable Trust
  • Peter Harrison Foundation
  • PF Charitable Trust
  • Robert Barr’s Charitable Trust
  • Robert Luff Foundation Limited
  • The R S Macdonald Charitable Trust
  • Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

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About JDRF

As the leading global type 1 diabetes charity, we fund research, campaign for access to all treatments and connect and support the type 1 community. Learn about our team, work and mission.

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Our impact

Download our 2022 Impact Report and find out more about the research we fund that will cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes and its complications.

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Our strategy

Discover more about how we work strategically to fund type 1 diabetes research, campaign for access to all treatments and connect and support the type 1 community.

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Our research

One day, we will create a world without type 1 diabetes. Until that day, your support is vital for our international research to find better treatments until we find a cure.

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Supporting people

Find out how we support people with type 1 diabetes to manage their condition and live well at every stage.

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Advocacy and campaigns

Read about how we’re making new treatments available through the NHS to people with type 1 diabetes.

It starts with a conversation

We can answer all your questions, talk you through the different options and what your generosity will mean to our mission.

To get involved or find out more, please contact our Trusts team.

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Alina Romi

Trusts Manager

Phone: 020 7713 2030

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