Applications are open for funding from the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) for new veterinary research projects for 2015.

The HBLB is looking to support “robust research projects that benefit racing and breeding thoroughbreds”.

The organisation is also offering “small grants” for projects that last for less than a year with costs under £10,000.

Professor Willie Donachie, chairman of the HBLB’s veterinaryadvisory committee, said: “The twin track approach worked very well last year, with 17 exciting new projects starting in 2014.

“The improved funding position, with the Levy Board, the Racing Foundation, the British European Breeders Fund and the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association all working together has reinvigorated the programme.”

Applications close on 2 July or research projects and 11 June for small grants. The awards for 2015 will be approved in mid-December.

For more information visit: http://egs.hblb.org.uk