We fund innovative research projects on animal welfare across species
Funding scientific research to find practical solutions to animal welfare issues has been at the heart of AWF’s work since our inception and we are committed to ensuring that animal welfare remains high on the agenda.
Since 1983, we’ve invested over 3 million into cross species research projects which has contributed to the knowledge and evidence base on numerous topical animal welfare issues and informed government policies and legislation.
In 2021 AWF launched its three-year theme ‘Breeding for Better Welfare’, a wide-spanning theme encompassing welfare issues across all species with which vets are involved, helping us build a body of work to better understand the impacts of breeding on animal welfare.
The purpose of our research funding is to: