Funding research

IPPR is a charitable organisation and we can only produce rigorous research and innovative policy ideas if we can attract funding. Fortunately our reputation is such that we have a highly successful record of raising funds from diverse sources(LINK) for our research programme.

We are constantly developing new projects and looking for funders to support our work. IPPR’s independence is very important, so all our research findings and conclusions are independently developed and are IPPR’s alone. However, funders benefit from working with IPPR in a number of ways, including:

  • regular contact with IPPR research staff and early sight of emerging research findings
  • the opportunity to engage in public policy discussion and debate with a wide range of other stakeholders
  • acknowledgement of support in our publications and website and at meetings, seminars and project launches.

What IPPR can deliver:

  • A respected, high-profile brand: We are the UK’s leading progressive thinktank with extensive stakeholder and media contacts and a history of influencing policy debates.
  • An understanding of politics and how to influence policy: We have a comprehensive understanding of politics and the political process and developing relevant policy.
  • An understanding of how to present findings to a wider audience: We have over 20 years' experience of disseminating research findings to a variety of audiences.
  • Robust and innovative research methods and analysis: We have specialist qualitative and quantitative researchers and are known for innovation in research methodologies.
  • Stringent quality control: We place significant emphasis on quality control and have a stringent peer-to-peer quality control process to ensure it.
  • Flexibility: We are accustomed to working flexibly in order to meet the needs of changing circumstances.
  • Wide reach: We engage across political parties and with a wide range of stakeholders. We conduct research and influence policy debates at the local, regional, national and international level.

If you wish to discuss further how you could benefit from working with IPPR, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Director of Communications.

IPPR is a registered charity (No 80065). Registered 26 September 1988.