As a non-profit organisation, the Bureau relies on donations from pioneering foundations and from individuals who recognise the value of investigative journalism in a fast-changing world.
Supporting the Bureau is not just about supporting independent media; it's about standing with and strengthening a movement that is empowering citizens and protecting democracy.
A model of philanthropically-funded journalism has fundamentally changed the news landscape in the United States. Non-profit organisations such as ProPublica and the Center for Investigative Reporting are achieving lasting impact and giving citizens access to the information they need through independent investigations and public interest reporting. The Bureau is at the forefront of the same transformation in the UK.
Our organisation was founded in 2010 with support from David and Elaine Potter, who remain deeply committed to the Bureau’s work. With their backgrounds in media and computing, David and Elaine understand the importance of information for free and thriving societies.
The Bureau has been or is currently supported by the following funders and supporters:
- Adessium Foundation
- Bertha Foundation
- Changing Markets
- The Evan Cornish Foundation
- European Journalism Centre
- Freedom of the Press Foundation
- Green Park Foundation
- Google Digital News Initiative
- Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
- Open Society Foundations
- Pears Foundation
- David and Elaine Potter
- The Remote Control Project
- Reva and David Logan Foundation
- Stamp Out Poverty
Journalismfund.eu has provided support for Bureau journalists. A number of individual supporters also fund the Bureau.
We have received in-kind donations or pro-bono services from: Google, Gorkana, Shutterstock, and Simons Muirhead & Burton Solicitors.
The small print
We welcome donations from foundations, non-governmental organisations, and individuals, and accept one-off grants, or ongoing support, either for specific projects or for the entirety of our work. We do not accept money from governments.
Editorial independence is guaranteed by our constitution. The Bureau's managing editor's decision is final and independent of any influence from our funders.
Our work is published on our website and freely available under a Creative Commons licence. Any revenue received from media organisations or others is re-invested in our journalism.
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