How we are funded

The Police Foundation is an independent registered charity, and our work would not be possible without the support offered to us by a wide range of funders, including charitable trusts, foundations, businesses and individual donors. Most of our funding comes in the form of charitable grants or donations, although we also carry out consultancy work for organisations such as police forces.

The Police Foundation believes that there is a public interest in the funding of think tanks, and we are committed to transparency in this area. Every year our annual accounts are published on the Charity Commission website, outlining how our funds are raised and spent.

We are extremely grateful for the generous support of all our supporters. Those for the year ended 30th June 2016 are listed below.

Unrestricted donations

  • The Hobson Charity: £10,000
  • The Tompkins Foundation: £20,000

Restricted grants

  • The Barrow Cadbury Trust: £10,000 for work on policing and young adults.
  • The Dawes Trust:  In 2011 the Foundation received a grant of £2.25 million from the Dawes Trust for our Police Effectiveness project which was expended over five years and completed in June 2016. In 2013 the Foundation and Perpetuity Research Ltd received a grant of £650,000 from the Dawes Trust for our The Local Impact of Organised Crime project which was completed in February 2016. During the year ended 30 June 2016 funding of £55,000 was received from The Dawes Trust to pay for an extension to the second year’s work.

Fees and sponsorship

  • The Foundation raised £17,898 from conference fees.
  • The Foundation received £38,993 in royalties from sales of our publications Roadcraft and Motorcycle Roadcraft.

Consultancy fees

  • The Foundation generated £44,321 in fee income from consultancy and training. This was made up of £34,321 for courses on performance and statistics and £10,000 for training/consultancy provided to Thames Valley Police.