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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

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, national government departments and individuals. We never accept money from political parties.

IPPR recognises that there is a public interest in the funding of think tanks, 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 second highest transparency rating of 'B', and Transparify has awarded IPPR its four-star 'broadly transparent' rating.

Browse our annual reports to find out more.

In the below chart we show the proportion of funding that we received from different sources during 2016.

Pie chart showing the proportion of different sources of funding to IPPR

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

£500 - £1,000

BECCI - Wolverhampton University
Cross Sector Leadership Exchange Community
Inside Government
CEDOS
Publishers Licensing Society Limited
Mears Group

£1,001 - £5,000

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
DWF
FES London
UCL - University College London
University of Exeter
Pitt-Watson Barnes Trust
City & Guilds
Google
Northern Railway
Peel Land & Property Investments Plc
Legal & General Property
PwC
Association of Colleges
Ark
Humanist Society Scotland
Impetus - Private Equity Foundation
James Anderson
John Lyons Charity
Pearson plc
Poplar Harca
White Young Green

£5,001 - £10,000

Bevan Brittan
County Councils Network
NASUWT
Heathrow
The UK in a Changing Europe
Aston University
Catalyst Housing
Nationwide Building Society
Royal Town Planning Institute
Associated British Ports
Atkins Shared Services Facility
Clive Hollick
PD Ports Group
Peel Ports Group
Port of Tyne
Unison Scotland
Prudential
The British Academy
Institute for Policy Research, University of bath
Resolution Foundation
Lloyds Banking Group
Asda
Calor Gas
John Mills
London Councils
Oxfam
Politics and Economics Research Trust
Prof. Len Collinson
Sir Trevor Chinn
Squire Patton Boggs
The Hollick Family Charitable Trust

£10,001 - £15,000

BBC
Keolis
European Commission 
Atkins
Berkeley Group
ASDA
Association of British Insurers
Aviva plc
Bloomberg
BP International Limited
BT
NASUWT
National Grid
Shell
Gatsby Foundation
Burning Glass
The Harpur Trust

£15,001 - £20,000

Further Education Trust for Leadership
Greenpeace
Citizens Advice Bureau
Lloyds Bank Foundation
Teach First
Trade Union Congress
John Wiley & Sons Limited
Tata Consultancy Services
BVCA
Northern Health Science Alliance
Barrow Cadbury Trust
Celgene
GlaxoSmithKline
Inclusion Trust
Merck
Northern Gas Networks
RIBA
RELX

£20,001 - £30,000

Open Society Foundation
Newcastle City Council
EY
Airbnb Ireland
Aviva
Guy Baring
Manchester Society of Chartered Accountants
The Lankelly Chase Foundation
Lloyds Banking Group

£30,001 – £40,000

Kaplan International
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Nuffield Foundation
City of London Corporation
Responsible Gambling Trust
BMW

£40,001 - £50,000

Greater London Authority
Stephen Peel

£50,001 - £70,000

Millfield House
Trust for London
European Climate Foundation

£110,001 - £130,000

Oak Foundation

£130,001 - £150,000

Martin Taylor