We believe in being transparent about the sources of our funding and purposes behind it.

Who funded us in 2019/20

Grant and donations income in 2019/20

Funder

Amount

What the funding was for

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

£62,500

Unrestricted grant

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

£230,000

Innovation in Democracy programme

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

£200,000

Climate Assembly UK

European Climate Foundation

£160,000

Climate Assembly UK

Wellcome

£45,270

Distributed dialogue on data

Network for Social Change

£7,724

Practitioners Network

Consultancy and training income in 2019/20

Funder

Amount

What the funding was for

UK Research and Innovation

£219,218

Sciencewise

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

£130,453

Innovation in Democracy programme

House of Commons

£126,667

Climate Assembly UK

Welsh Parliament

Senedd Cymru

£70,772

Citizens’ Assembly of Wales

London Borough of Redbridge

£67,671

Community engagement in Gants Hill and Seven Kings

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

£67,489

In-work poverty co-design process

The Scottish Government

£65,633

Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

£57,900

Citizens’ Assembly on Air Quality

Transport for Greater Manchester

£44,623

Citizens’ conversation on driverless vehicles

Northern Gas Network

£40,692

Northern Gas Network citizens’ panel

London Borough of Waltham Forest /

The Democratic Society

£39,367

Waltham Forest Citizens’ Assembly on Hate Crime

Home Office

£35,393

Home Office Open Space Coordinator

The Scottish Government

£22,917

Participation Framework

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

£21,657

Residents’ Reference Panel

Carnegie UK Trust

£21,299

Citizen engagement strand of the Scottish Government’s Digital Ethics programme

DEFRA / National Centre for Social Research

£19,977

DEFRA Environment Plan

University of Liverpool

£19,804

Initiative for Civic Space, Northern Ireland

London Borough of Camden

£12,650

Camden’s Climate Assembly

Scottish Government / The Democratic Society

£12,034

Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland

London Borough of Camden

£10,000

Distributed dialogue on data, Camden

Government of Jersey / New Citizenship Project

£9,863

Citizen engagement projects for the Government of Jersey

Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

£6,466

Civic Innovation subject expert

The Scottish Government

£5,450

Distributed dialogue on data, North Lanarkshire

University of East Anglia

£5,000

Artificial Intelligence stakeholder platform

Who funded us in 2018/19

Grant and donations income (≥ £5,000)

Funder Amount1 What the funding was for
Open Society Foundation £62,725 Citizens’ Assembly for Northern Ireland
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation £60,000 Citizens’ Assembly on Social Care
Building Change Trust £59,500 Citizens’ Assembly for Northern Ireland
Omidyar Network £43,693 Citizens’ Assembly on Social Care
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust £42,500 Core funding
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation £40,000 Coalition for Deliberative Democracy
Big Lottery Fund (via the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations) £31,493 Running the Open Government Pioneers Project in England and Coordinating the UK Open Government Network.
Community Foundation for Northern Ireland £30,000 Citizens’ Assembly for Northern Ireland
Paul Hamlyn Foundation £20,000 Citizens’ Assembly for Northern Ireland
Wellcome £16,573 MH:2K programme.

Consultancy and training income (≥ £5,000)

Funder Amount2 What the funding is for
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy £225,000 (estimated) Sciencewise programme. This programme will continue into 2019/20.
UK Parliament
(Health and Social Care Select Committee & Housing, Communities, and Local Government Select Committee)
£47,400 Citizens’ Assembly on Social Care
The Home Office £36,796 Civil Society Open Space process for Home Office Law Enforcement Data Service and Home Office Biometrics work. Further funding for this work is expected in 2019/20.
Deepmind Technologies Ltd £31,171 Roundtables with professional stakeholders interested in Artificial Intelligence, ethics and public engagement.
Open Data Institute £28,128 Design of a decision-making process for pilot data trust.
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government £21,657 Residents Reference Panel on Building Safety in High Rise Residential Buildings. This work, including further funding, will continue into 2019/20.
Northern Gas Networks Ltd £18,775 NGN Public Panel for RIIO-2 Business Plan. This work, including further funding, will continue into 2019/20.
NESTA £18,208 Public dialogue on Artificial Intelligence
The Scottish Government £18,000 Part-time secondment to develop a Participation Framework for the Scottish Government. This work, including further funding, will continue into 2019/20.
Open Government Partnership £16,413 Research and a paper for the OGP on citizens, social movements and the OGP.
Guardian News and Media £16,033 Workshops and materials for the Guardian’s Gene Gap project.
The Scottish Government £15,100 Supporting the Scottish Government’s public engagement on attitudes to agriculture, environment and rural priorities.
Carnegie UK Trust £12,090 Data sharing and public benefit.
We also received funding for this project in 2017/18 from Carnegie UK Trust and The Wellcome Trust.
OECD £10,000 Open local government handbook
The University of Sheffield (in turn, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council) £5,057 UK political party reform. We also received funding for this project in 2017/18 from the University of Sheffield.
  • 1. Figures are inclusive of project expenditure
  • 2. Figures are inclusive of project expenditure, but exclusive of VAT