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To retain our position as a leading centre in the UK and internationally for research into chronic inflammatory disease, and to train the next generation of scientists, the Kennedy Institute is supported by a grant portfolio worth over £85 million.

The Institute is historically linked to the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research, which was founded in 1965/1966 with a donation of £500,000 by Terence and Mathilda Kennedy. The Trust operates to this day as a separate registered charity focusing much of its efforts in supporting the work of the Kennedy Institute by means of a continuing programme of grant awards and a commitment to fund new research facilities.

The Kennedy Institute also receives funding from numerous other sources including Versus Arthritis, the Wellcome Trust, UKRI Medical Research Council, and the European Commission to drive research leading to transformative therapies for inflammatory and degenerative diseases.

Research collaborations with a variety of industry and business partners help advance the spin-out work that is creating impact for health in wider society.