Updated Aug 2016

How we are funded

IPPR is an independent registered charity, and our work would not be possible without the support offered to us by a wide range of funders, including charitable trusts, foundations, businesses, unions, voluntary sector organisations, local government and national government departments. We never accept money from political parties.

IPPR recognises that there is a public interest in the funding of thinktanks, and we are committed to increasing transparency in this area. Every year, we publish our annual report, which outlines how our funds are raised and spent. Who Funds You? has awarded IPPR its top transparency rating of 'A', and Transparify has awarded IPPR its four-star 'broadly transparent' rating.

In the below chart we show the proportion of funding that we received from different sources during 2015.

We are extremely grateful for the generous support of all our supporters. They are listed below in funding bands.

Less than £1,000

  • Beth Johnson Foundation

  • RIBA

  • Core Cities

  • Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

  • West Midlands Fire Service

  • EEFoundation

  • Global Diversity Exchange (YNG 701)

  • Carnegie UK Trust

  • Axel and Margaret Ax:Son Johnson Foundation

  • Mears Group Plc

  • SAGE Publications Ltd

£1,001–£5,000

  • Financial Times
  • Cross Sector Leadership Exchange Community
  • Prudential
  • Digital UK
  • Radiocentre
  • New Statesman
  • Canadian High Commission
  • Ward Hadaway
  • NASUWT
  • Lee Bolton Monier-Williams
  • ITV PLC
  • PACT Producers Alliance for Cinema & Television
  • SSAT
  • Beijing University of Civil Engineering & Architecture
  • PolicyBristol
  • Infinis Energy Services Ltd
  • North East Chamber of Commerce
  • European Commission
  • Donald Peck
  • NESTA (The National Endowment for Science, Techn & the Arts)
  • Dixons Trinity Academy
  • Islington Council
  • Lampton School
  • Oasis Academy South Bank
  • Peabody Trust
  • Poplar Harca
  • Reach Academy Feltham
  • Tempus Energy
  • The London Academy
  • Uber
  • White Young Green (WYG)

£5,001–£10,000

  • The Health Foundation
  • Justlife
  • Stepchange
  • Aston University
  • Canada-UK Foundation
  • Catalyst Housing
  • Local Government Association
  • Royal Town Planning Institute
  • BBC
  • British Gas
  • Centrica
  • Gatwick Airport Ltd
  • Heathrow
  • Interserve
  • MBDA
  • Nissan
  • HSBC Holdings PLC HGHQ
  • Keolis
  • Steve Morrison
  • The Clipper Trust
  • Trade Union Congress
  • University of Edinburgh

£10,001–£15,000

  • Willis Group
  • Center for American Progress
  • ABI
  • BP
  • BT
  • British Venture Capital Association
  • Manchester Society of Chartered Accountants
  • Microsoft
  • Shell
  • FES London
  • EDGE FOUNDATION
  • The Hollick Family Charitable Trust
  • TSB
  • Google UK Ltd
  • Gatsby Foundation

£15,001–£20,000

  • NASUWT
  • Orbit
  • Honeywell Hometown Solutions
  • Berkeley Group
  • County Councils Network
  • FTI Consulting
  • Open Society Foundation
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Lord Sainsbury
  • We Are Here Now

£20,001–£25,000

  • City of London Corporation
  • HCT Group
  • Newcastle City Council
  • Resolution Foundation
  • JP Morgan
  • Bloomberg
  • Zing

£25,001–£30,000

  • Barrow Cadbury Trust
  • Aviva
  • KPMG
  • The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts
  • Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

£30,001–£40,000

  • Friends Provident Foundation
  • Stiftung Open Society Institute
  • John Lyons Charity
  • Millfield House
  • Unbound Philanthropy

£40,001–£50,000

  • Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
  • European Climate Foundation
  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation

£50,001–£60,000

  • Sir Trevor Chinn
  • The Hadley Trust
  • Nuffield Foundation

£60,000–£80,000

  • Oak Foundation
  • Garfield Weston Foundation

£800,000–£850,000

  • JP Morgan Chase Foundation

£1,500,000–£1,700,000

  • Department of Health (funding for the Think Ahead programme, incubated at IPPR between May 2014 – July 2016)
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