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 generosity of all our supporters. Those for the year ended 30 June 2022 are shown below.

Unrestricted donations and funding

  • Fees for consultancy, training and events £41,475
  • Sale of publications £41,700
  • The Tompkins Foundation £25,000
  • Other small grants and donations £895
  • Investments £5,695

Restricted grants

  • The Dawes Trust £219,947
  • CGI £40,000
  • Global Alliance of Societies for Evidence Based Policing £20,000
  • Barrow Cadbury £45,850