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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

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Britain can be a better country through progressive policy and politics. Please get involved and support our work.

Make a donation

Donating to IPPR will help us to produce cutting edge policy research and fight for progressive change across the UK. As an independent registered charity, we place a great value on personal contributions from individuals. If you are interested in donating, please donate here or contact us.

Fund research

We carry out independent research across a whole range of policy areas, including the economy, work, skills, transport, democracy, the environment, education, energy, migration, healthcare, and many more. 

As a charity, we depend on funders and sponsors of specific projects to support this work.  If you are interested in supporting research in one of these areas, or would like to hear more about our research programmes, please contact us.

Sponsor events

IPPR runs a full events programme, bringing together top politicians and policymakers, leading writers and academics, business figures and other expert thinkers. If you'd like to sponsor an event on a particular topic, or if you are interested in IPPR's party conference programme, please email Olivia Vaughan or contact us

Become an investor

IPPR offers a range of investor packages for high value donors, with a variety of benefits available at different giving levels. We are seeking individuals who share our values, have a passion for change and an ambition for impact. We will work closely with you to understand your core policy interests, and determine a bespoke long-term partnership in return for your investment in IPPR. To discuss further please email IPPR's director Carys Roberts or contact us.

Join our partnership programme

IPPR's partnership programme is for organisations wishing to be at the forefront of policy formation and thought leadership. The programme brings together a network of businesses, policy makers and civil society to support our work and contribute to the progressive agenda.

IPPR is uniquely positioned to provide a forum for shaping progressive policy and influencing those in power. ​Our partners gain a greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the key areas of public policy and have the chance to debate and discuss the bigger picture with some of the most important figures and brightest minds at our regular briefings, events and receptions.

Benefits include:

  • Westminster Pulse events: invitations to our regular private sessions where we discuss the latest political developments and offer an early look at our upcoming research  ​

  • Private dinners: invitations to private partner-only dinners at Labour and Conservative party conference with high level speakers and guests from business, journalism and politics

  • Dedicated roundtable: we organise and deliver a bespoke annual roundtable event on a subject of your choice​

  • Networking opportunities: invitations to receptions including our annual drinks party at the Labour Party Conference with parliamentarians, political advisors, journalists and policy professionals​

  • Policy briefings: access to our award-winning research team for policy briefings and to exchange ideas​

  • Senior one-to-ones: annual lunch offer with a member of IPPR's leadership team​

  • Economy update: a regular briefing paper analysing key developments in the UK economy​

  • Research bulletin: a quarterly newsletter on our research and events programme with privileged early insight into our developing work ​

  • Advanced notification: early notice of partnership opportunities for IPPR events, conferences and research projects​

  • Priority access: priority invitations to relevant private and public policy events 

For further details about our partners programme, please email Olivia Vaughan or contact us.

Become an affiliate

IPPR is the UK’s leading progressive think tank and our affiliates help to support our progressive policy agenda. Affiliate donations allow us to be flexible, commenting on policy as it happens, and give us the freedom to research a variety of topics. Our work is made possible by your support. If you have any questions, or would like to become an affiliate, please email Holly Dickinson.