Website and charity publications
Information about funded grants will appear on the charity's website and in our research magazine, Progress, as well as other media and communication materials produced by the charity.
Annual reports are due on the anniversary of the start date for the project. A final report for the grant must be submitted within three months of the end date.
The Research team monitors the content of the annual and final reports, and may contact the researcher to clarify or request further information. If annual reports do not demonstrate sufficient progress against the aims of the project, the charity (in accordance with its grant terms and conditions) reserves the right to terminate the grant.
If reports are not submitted on time, invoice payments will be withheld until the report has been received. The charity also reserves the right to refuse to accept further applications for funding from the grantholder (either as a principal applicant or co-applicant) until reports for active projects are up-to-date.
Grantholders are required to make annual researchfish® submissions on the outcomes of their research. Submissions will be required over the lifetime of the grant and up to five years after the end of the grant. Grantholders are encouraged to record their outcomes in researchfish® throughout the year as they arise. We use this information to monitor performance, to understand our impact, and to support fundraising.
Throughout the grant and after it ends, researchers are required to advise the Research directorate in advance of upcoming publications and to comply with our open access publishing policy.
Our Media and Communications teams work in partnership with researchers and host institutions to maximise publicity of research outcomes. To contact the team about an upcoming publication, please email [email protected].
Grant payments are made to the host institution upon production of an invoice for expenditure (quarterly in arrears). Invoices will not be approved for payment unless the grantholder is up-to-date with reports for all their Parkinson's UK grants.
Grantholders who wish to apply for a cost extension, no cost extension, virement or other variation to their grant must fill out the appropriate form available by emailing [email protected]. Applications for variations must be made at least two months before the end of the grant.
The charity's larger grants will also be monitored through annual assessment panels made up of staff, external scientific experts and members of the RSN.
The grantholder will be asked to host up to two engagement activities (such as hosting a project visit, speaking at a local Parkinson's UK group or supporters' conference, attending an open day with other researchers) during the grant. These activities enable members of the charity's local groups and the RSN to learn more about the grant and to meet the grantholder and the research team.
Transfers to projects and fundraising
Trusts, corporates and individuals can donate funds in support of a specific project. 'Adopt a Project' transfers help the charity to achieve our pledged funds to the researchers rather than providing additional money for a specific project.
Grants may be underwritten by an external funding body. Grantholders may be asked to become involved in publicity for the trust and/or Parkinson's UK.
Once a grant has ended and the final report submitted, grantholders and the finance officer from their institution must sign a grant completion form. The grant completion form confirms that the final report has been submitted and the final invoice has been paid.
For further information please contact [email protected].