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. We will have a secondary focus on non-governmental organisations or civil society organisations exploring new approaches in Africa.

Due to our limited resources we are unable to fund grants 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
  • The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
  • The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power, King's College London
  • Forensic Architecture
  • Foundation for Women
  • Freedom from Torture
  • Frontline Club
  • Forward Thinking
  • Global Dialogue
  • Global Leadership Foundation
  • Global Witness
  • Good Governance Africa
  • Hansard Society