There has been an increase in the amount of investment non-animal research carried out in the UK – however according the the letter published in the Guardian more is needed if it is to keep pace with the ever increasing amounts of animal research.
Britain has, in recent years, increased investment in non-animal research. But there is still much more we could do to lead the world. The EU’s Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation funding provides an opportunity for Britain to demonstrate that leadership. We urge the UK government to support substantial, dedicated funding for emerging and future alternative technologies including such endeavours as mapping the “human toxome”
A leading funding body for non-animal research is the Dr Hadwen Trust
Applications were closed at the time of writing this article but an explanation of the needs for more funding can be found here