Transparency is fundamental to democracy and we believe that all organisations trying to influence policy should be open about how they are funded. The next time you see us on TV you can be sure that our opinions are not pushing a hidden agenda.

The New Economics Foundation is proud to be independent of political parties and special interests. We are a registered charity and rely on a broad cross section of individuals, charities, companies and public sector funders to undertake our work.

We are delighted to thank our major funders, listed below. We are also very grateful to all of you, too numerous to name, who give generously each month or have donated to one of our appeals. Together we are a powerful movement for change: click here to donate.

NEF’s total income for 2017-18 was £3,517,793. This was derived from three sources: major grants and donations (listed below), individual supporters and donors, and earned income. We earn income through consultancy services in impact evaluation and organisational development for charities, the public sector and businesses – much of it through NEF Consulting. These contracts do not affect our research and advocacy agenda.

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Annual accounts


Adessium Foundation 37,360
The AIM Foundation 20,206
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 95,195
Centre for Local Economic Strategies 16,474
Cooperatives UK Limited 11,058
Economic and Social Research Council 10,500
Friends Provident Foundation 105,337
The Hadley Trust 22,963
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust 60,313
KR Foundation 219,108
Local Trust 9,425
The Nationwide Foundation 68,472
NESTA ShareLab Fund 18,193
NHS England 234,919
Oak Foundation 222,265
Open Society Foundations 90,425
Partners for a New Economy 70,421
People's Health Trust 403,203
The Pickwell Foundation 10,000
Power to Change 29,260
R H Southern Trust 53,336
The Tedworth Charitable Trust 16,757
Trust for London 57,325
The Tubney Charitable Trust 13,908
The Tudor Trust 53,843
The University of Liverpool 55,139
The Waterloo Foundation 26,952