COVID-19 – A message for Grant Holders

Read a message to our grant holders from Carla Owen, Chief Executive

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

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With your help, we can free animals from laboratories for good.

Your donation will help save animals and help develop better treatments for devastating diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.



There were 3.4 million experiments on animals in the UK in 2019 (latest Home Office statistics)

Every minute of every day, 6 animals are used in research in the UK

We have awarded grants to over 260 research projects since our foundation in 1970

A gift in your will to Animal Free Research UK is leaving a truly, lasting legacy: our tireless work saving animals from experiments will continue because of your kindness.

If you are considering leaving us a gift, thank you. We couldn’t do our important work without your support.

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Why Nobel Prize-winning CRISPR should be the game-changer for animals

Animal Free Research UK’s CEO Carla Owen and Science Manager Dr Alpesh Patel explain, CRISPR can be a game-changer for humans but also for animals – if researchers have the courage and imagination to do things differently.

New Parliamentary group calls for human relevant science moonshot

A new All-Party Parliamentary Group today held its first AGM with the aim of accelerating the development and uptake of human relevant sciences in the UK.


Part of our mission at Animal Free Research UK is to inspire and support scientists. We want to train a new generation of scientists who are excited to develop animal free techniques and create a step change in the culture of research.