The GCRF One Health Poultry Hub is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). This is a key component in delivering the UK AID strategy and puts UK-led research at the heart of efforts to tackle the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The GCRF is a £1.5 billion fund which forms part of the UK Government’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment and is overseen by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It is delivered through nine delivery partners, including UKRI.
UKRI creates knowledge with impact by investing over £7bn a year in research and innovation through the UK’s nine leading funding councils.
The 12 GCRF Hubs launched in 2019 span 85 countries and comprise 550 researchers and 400 partner organisations. They represent a £200 million investment from the UK Government, as well as significant cash and in-kind contributions from international partners.