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How is Positive Money funded?
Positive Money is a not-for-profit company and receives the majority of its funding from a number of charitable trusts and foundations. We also receive funding from a network of committed individual supporters providing both regular and occasional donations.
In the financial year ending 31 March 2022, 8% our funding came from regular and occasional donations from our individual supporters. 89% came from grants from trusts and foundations or other charities and nonprofits. 3% came from other operating income including income received for the provision of services. More detail on our funders and donors and the amounts given for each project is provided at the bottom of this page.
In terms of expenditure, our main costs are salaries for our team of staff and contractors, while our overheads are kept very low. In the same financial year, 71% of our total expenditure went on staff costs, including for research, influencing and advocacy, campaigning and mobilising our supporters, and coordinating the UK and international campaigns. 5% of costs were sent to our Brussels counterpart, Positive Money Europe, 14% of costs were sent to our United States of America counterpart, Positive Money US, and came from those grants to us that had portions of their budgets specifically earmarked for activities in Belgium and the USA respectively. Other costs include communications and online services costs of 4%, events 1%, and office, administration and other sundry costs of 5% (including rent for a small 5-desk office).
The organisations listed at the bottom of this page provide funding for our core projects, but we depend on the support of dedicated individual supporters in order to keep campaigning for a banking system that works in the interests of ordinary people. If you can, please help with a small monthly donation.
We are extremely grateful for the generous support of all our funders, without whom our work would simply not be possible.
Transparency: Positive Money is committed to transparency about its sources of funding. In March 2019 Transparify awarded Positive Money their highest rating of 5 stars, after evaluating our public funding information, and re-certified this rating in March 2023. Transparify is an independent assessor of the funding transparency of think tanks all over the world.
“Positive Money’s level of financial disclosure is exemplary. Stakeholders can see exactly who funds its work, what sums they provide, and for which activities, and so can rest assured that there are no hidden agendas. Transparency is a core democratic value, and Transparify is delighted to see that Positive Money walks the talk when it comes to revealing its own funding sources.”
– Dr Till Bruckner, Advocacy Manager, Transparify
List of funders April 2021 – March 2022: Organisations from whom we received funding within the last financial year, and the amounts they provided, are listed below with the name of the project or area of work funded. Click on the logos below to be directed to their websites. A note regarding our individual donors is also included at the bottom.
£226,973 – Greening central banks’ policies in the UK, US and EU
£160,000 – Towards a money and banking system that supports ecological and human wellbeing
£85,000 – The Potential for Money to be Created for the Common Good.
£50,000 – The relationship between monetary policy & quantitative easing on housing affordability in London
£40,000 – Escaping Growth Dependency
£10,108 – Decarbonising the Bank of England
£15,000 – A co-ordinated Green Movement Strategy for money and banking reform at COP26
INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS: In the financial year ending 31 March 2022 Positive Money received £52,187 in donations from 1,452 private individuals. None of these contributed more than £1,200 in total during the year.