The David and Elaine Potter Foundation.

Civil Society

In order for education to flourish it needs to be underpinned by a strong civil society. We look to support organisations that look to address questions of power, inequality and lack of voice. This is a broad area and our primary focus will be on transparency, accountability, anti-corruption and good governance. We are also interested in human rights, drones, investigative journalism, the rule of law, democracy, citizenship, equality, and the misuse of natural resources.

We are generally looking to fund UK based organisations that look at these issues in a global context, for example, which are cross border or non-geographic. We will have a secondary focus on non-governmental organisations or civil society organisations exploring new approaches in Africa.

Due to our limited resources we are unable to fund grants in other countries.

We do not provide funds for local issues or civic education / citizenship education programmes.

  • Africa's Voices Foundation
  • Amnesty International
  • Anti-Slavery International
  • The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
  • The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power, King's College London
  • Forensic Architecture
  • Foundation for Women
  • Freedom from Torture
  • Frontline Club
  • Forward Thinking
  • Global Dialogue
  • Global Leadership Foundation
  • Global Witness
  • Good Governance Africa
  • Hansard Society