Save for later

Adopt a Project – diabetes research

The research we fund could not take place without the generous contributions of our supporters.


We want you to become more involved in Diabetes UK research and get closer to the researchers we support, while providing urgently needed funds for the latest clinical and scientific studies.

Diabetes UK research studies are reviewed by experts and approved by the Diabetes UK Research Committee, and our panel of people living with diabetes.

With Diabetes UK, you can be confident of supporting research that is of the highest scientific quality and is led by researchers with the skills and experience necessary to succeed. Our research is seen by scientists and people with diabetes as having significant potential to improve the lives of people living with, or at risk of, the condition.

How long will my adoption last and how much can I give?

Projects can be adopted by Diabetes UK groups, community groups, companies, clubs, associations and individuals for one year with a minimum donation of £1,000.


Raising £1,000 or more is a huge achievement and Diabetes UK would like to give you special recognition for your efforts in contributing such a substantial sum. To show our appreciation for your support, every adopter will find their name listed beneath their chosen project(s) in our directory of research projects. In addition, for raising the following amounts, you will receive:

  • £1,000 – a thank-you certificate and a report on your chosen project
  • £2,500 – the above, plus a letter of thanks from the Diabetes UK Chief Executive
  • £5,000 – all of the above, plus adopters can request a talk on their project from a researcher or from a member of the Diabetes UK Research Team.

How do I adopt a project?

If you are interested in adopting one of the projects listed on our website, please contact the Diabetes UK fundraising team in your local area.

If you have already identified a specific project you wish to adopt, please send the project details and your cheque, made payable to ‘Diabetes UK’, to your local Diabetes UK office and we will do the rest.

Brand Icons/Telephone check - FontAwesome icons/tick icons/uk