Some of our valued supporters
This innovative Foundation is funded by the profits of a dedicated investment company, and it distributes these funds each year to charities selected by investors. They have been valued supporters of our research programme for a number of years.
BACIT is an innovative investment company which donates 1% of its net asset value annually to The BACIT Foundation and the Institute of Cancer Research. See www.bacitltd.com for more information.
The BACIT Foundation grants those funds to charities named in a list proposed annually by the Foundation in proportions determined each year by shareholders in BACIT.
Big Lottery Fund
The Big Lottery Fund have generously supported our work for several years, including a range of projects across Wales. These include an independent advocacy service which provides support to people with dementia to help voice their needs; a befriending service which provides one to one companionship for people with dementia and telephone support for carers; and a project providing a wide range of activity groups including gardening, aerobics, and woodwork.
These services have been vital in helping to empower people with dementia, and to provide essential networks of support for both people with the condition and their carers helping to reduce their risk of isolation and increase their access to much-needed peer support in their local communities. Elsewhere, the Big Lottery Fund have generously helped to establish a group of dementia cafes in Northern Ireland and are currently supporting a Dementia Friendly Communities programme in Greater Manchester which aims to raise awareness of dementia across communities within the area.
Healthcare Management Trust
Healthcare Management Trust have also kindly collaborated with Alzheimer’s Society by hosting a valuable event, Research meets Practice, where dementia researchers and healthcare practitioners had the opportunity to meet, share knowledge and learn from each other.
For more information about Healthcare Management Trust please see: hmt-uk.org/
Kinsurdy Charitable Trust
The Kinsurdy Charitable Trust decided in 2014 to make a large gift of over £1.5 million towards our Research Programme and unrestricted funding. This support enables us to continue to develop and grow our Research Programme and fund vital work across the country whether in frontline services, developing and discussing policy with key decision makers, or campaigning for a fairer deal for people with dementia and their carers.
Mike Gooley Trailfinders Charity
Research into dementia at Alzheimer's Society has also received a major financial boost thanks to a charitable donation of more than a million pounds.
The Society will receive a total of £1.2 million from the Mike Gooley Trailfinders Charity. The money is specifically for research and will fund two fellowships, which will improve understanding of the condition and explore ways of improving drug treatments for dementia. The Mike Gooley Trailfinders Charity has also pledged significant funding towards a further exciting new project, details to be announced later in the year.
This is the first time the Mike Gooley Trailfinders Charity has awarded a grant to the Alzheimer's Society for dementia research. The founder of the charity, after whom it is named, is the chairman of the travel company Trailfinders Ltd.
The supporters above have all given large grants for specific purposes. However, many more of our regular supporters donate regularly and give small amounts ranging from £100 up to £20,000. These are often pledged over three or four years.