The David and Elaine Potter Foundation.

Civil Society

This is a broad area and our primary focus is on human rights, transparency / accountability, anti-corruption and good governance. We are also interested in work that looks at the impact of drones on human rights work, investigative journalism, the rule of law, and democracy and inequality.

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 South 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.

Examples of awards in this category:

  • Human Rights Watch
  • Independent Diplomat
  • Inkululeko South Africa Media
  • Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford
  • International Alert
  • International Press Institute
  • Index on Censorship
  • Involve
  • Iraq Body Count
  • Justice Project Pakistan
  • Mike Campbell Foundation
  • mySociety (UK Citizens Online Democracy)
  • Legal Assistance Trust
  • Liberty
  • Prison Video Trust
  • Reform
  • Reprieve
  • Section27
  • Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa
  • Spotlight on Corruption
  • The Trust for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • Transparency International UK
  • University of Salford