Trusts and Foundations – previously funded projects

NRAS is a beneficiary of many generous grants from Trusts and Foundations. Please read below to find out how these gifts have helped NRAS support those living with RA.


How our trust funders have supported NRAS

Our trust funders have helped NRAS:

Across the UK 400,000 people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 12,000 young people living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) have access to a freephone helpline which is often accessed at a time when patients feel at their most desperate for emotional support and clear information. 

  • Start the planning and development of a Digital Self-Management Programme for everyone living with RA in the UK.  

This programme will be designed to build the knowledge, skills and understanding around the supported self-management of RA with the purpose to improve long-term health outcomes of patients with RA in the UK. Modules will include animation, interactive content and video content. 

  • Begin the planning and development of new hard copy health educational resources for children and young people with JIA as well as their parents, carers and healthcare professionals. 

These educational resources will help the self-management of the condition through detailed and up to date information around the medications and treatments for JIA.  

Funding from The National Community Lottery Fund  

The National Community Lottery Fund supported our peer to peer support programme, Here for You.  

This programme was re-launched in early 2020. The National Community Lottery Fund provided a grant, which allowed NRAS to expand the number of individuals we reach through additional marketing and increased staff time dedicated to running the project.

The David Brownlow Charitable Foundation 

The David Brownlow Charitable Foundation helped NRAS kickstart a new e-learning project.  

Thanks to the tremendous support of The David Brownlow Charitable Foundation (DBCF) NRAS were able to begin a new and innovative project in 2019, an e-learning programme that aims to help people with RA self-manage their disease by increasing accessibility to information resources through video learning.  

NRAS has now begun to build the e-learning modules and create video content. Thank you to everyone at DBCF for this incredible support, you are helping NRAS improve the lives of thousands of people in the UK who are living with RA. 

Get in touch

If your Charitable Trust or Foundation would like to support our work or if you would like to find out more about the charity’s latest projects.

Please contact Emma Spicer on 01628 823 524 (option 2) or