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.

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

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

Examples of awards in this category:

  • Africa's Voices Foundation
  • Amnesty International
  • Anti-Slavery International
  • Black Sash
  • The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
  • Border Forensics
  • The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • CARA (Council for At-Risk Academics)
  • Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power, King's College London
  • Corruption Watch South Africa
  • Death Penalty Project
  • Ethical Journalism Network
  • Forensic Architecture
  • Foundation for Women
  • Freedom from Torture
  • Frontline Club
  • Forward Thinking
  • Global Dialogue
  • Global Leadership Foundation
  • Global Legal Action Network
  • Global Witness
  • Good Governance Africa
  • Grassroot
  • Hansard Society
  • The Howard League for Penal Reform
  • 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
  • Legal Assistance Trust
  • Liberty
  • Mike Campbell Foundation
  • mySociety (UK Citizens Online Democracy)
  • Open Trust (openDemocracy)
  • Prisoners Abroad
  • 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