Centre for London relies on the support of organisations and individuals to carry out our work. Our funding partners come from a wide range of backgrounds and sectors, reflecting a core belief which lies at the heart of everything we do – that London does best when different people, from diverse parts of the city, come together to solve its challenges.
How our work is funded
The majority of our work is funded on a project-by-project basis. We look to convene coalitions of sponsors from different sectors to support our research and events. We are also focused on increasing our core funding and strengthening our relationships with trusts, charitable foundations and grant-givers. And we have recently launched Centre for London’s Partner Forum, a high-level network of organisations who are dedicated to London and want to support our mission of creating a fair and prosperous capital.
Sources of funding
We are committed to being transparent about where our funding comes from. We publish the name of any individual or organisation who supports us, whether in money or in-kind, and we never accept anonymous donations. Funders are clearly and consistently credited across our website, in printed reports and at our events.
You can view the funding reports compiled since Centre for London was established as a charity.
We stand or fall by our independence and the integrity of our research and events. We have a number of procedures in place to protect our independence, our reputation and to ensure that we adhere to Charity Commission guidance. These include:
- Funding agreements with each sponsor which clearly set out the terms of our relationship and Centre for London’s editorial independence.
A due diligence process to determine if we should accept funding from a particular source. This is overseen by an integrity team.
- A whistleblowing policy, which outlines the process for staff to raise with trustees concerns about the Centre’s conduct in relation to its funding sources.
- When we campaign for changes in law, policy or political practice, we can only do so in support of our charitable objectives.
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Max Goldman, Development Manager, [email protected]