Of the £30 million to be made available for research into this neurodegenerative disease initiative, the Medical Research Council (one of the main agencies through which the Government support medical and clinical research) will provide £10 million and the Wellcome Trust (the UK's largest medical research charity) £20 million. Awards will be made jointly.
The type of proposals that are submitted will determine whether other medical research charities contribute and, if so, how much they will contribute.
The amounts to be spent in each year and the amounts to be spent on each form of neurodegenerative disease will depend on the proposals submitted. Research proposals in all areas of neurodegenerative disease will compete for the funding available. Awards will be made according to their scientific quality and importance to human health.