Our research

We fund and promote the development of techniques and procedures to replace the use of animals in biomedical research.


Author: Jonny Kates

Apply for funding

We award grants to scientists in universities, hospitals and research organisations following a rigorous and independent peer-reviewed selection procedure.


Author: Jonny Kates

  • Over 4 million animals were used in research in the UK in 2015 (latest Home Office statistics)

  • Every minute of every day, 7 animals are used in research in the UK

  • We have awarded grants to over 200 research projects since our foundation in 1970


With your help, we can free animals from laboratories for good. Our work is funded entirely by your generous support. Your donation helps to fund some of the most advanced and successful human-related techniques in many areas of medical research including cancer, Alzheimer's, asthma, heart and liver disease.


Author: Jonny Kates

Target amount: £0.00

Amount raised: £1,974.20


Run an awareness stall

We need you to raise awareness about animal free research in your local community!



Pound for a hound

We want to raise £3,405 - a pound for each dog used in medical research in 2015. Support us to fund research to replace dogs in the lab.


Author: Anthony McHugh

Target amount: £3,405.00

Amount raised: £1,108.00


Upcoming events

  • Cotswold Way Challenge

    Walk, jog, or run the Cotswold Way Challenge for animal free research. A 100km challenge that heads out from the heart of historic Bath to its memorable finish line celebration in Cheltenham. Read more

  • Skydive for World Animal Day (or on any date at an airfield near you)

    Celebrate World Animal Day (4th October) and skydive from 10,000 feet to support our ground-breaking animal free research! Read more

  • The Big Half 2018

    Run for Animal Free Research UK in the city of London with this exciting new event The Big Half 2018! Read more

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