Where mySociety’s funding comes from

mySociety’s work is funded by a variety of means: grants from charitable foundations, donations from private individuals, and commercial income from its trading subsidiary.

Grants and awards

Our continued programme of innovation and outreach is only possible thanks to these organisations.



Quadrature Climate Foundation logo


National Lottery Community Fund logo

Quadrature Climate Foundation and the National Lottery Community Fund are funding our Climate programme.
Adessium Foundation logo
Swedish Postcode Foundation logo
The Adessium Foundation and Swedish Postcode Foundation are underpinning our work to help organisations across Europe to collaborate on FOI-based stories.
the NED logo The National Endowment for Democracy is funding our TICTeC Labs programme.
the Porticus logo Porticus has provided invaluable core funding that supports all of our activities.
the JRCT logo JRCT is funding our work to make WhatDoTheyKnow more accessible.
Google Grants Google Ad Grants permit us to run Adword adverts at no cost.
Bytemark logo

Bytemark aids us with server costs.

Browserstack logo

Browserstack kindly allows us to use their web-based cross-browser testing tools for free.

Your donations

Your contributions, one-off or regular, large or small, all help us in our mission to empower ordinary people via digital means. And every little helps – take a look at our donations page to see how.

We’d like to thank Mr John Cross for supporting our Transparency programme with a major gift. If you’re thinking about making a significant donation, please visit our dedicated page.

We provide software and data as a commercial service

Through the SocietyWorks suite of products, we offer software for local government. Our experience can be of great use to organisations in the wider civic arena, national governments, public services and charities, as well as local authorities.

We also provide data via a number of APIs, and charge for commercial usage of these.

We’ve recently been working with Facebook’s Civic Engagement team to connect users to their politicians, a project which in turn supports our Democratic Commons project.

The revenue from these activities goes towards supporting our charitable projects. Find out more about our services or our data and APIs.

Past funders

Several bodies have contributed to and supported mySociety’s development over the years. With their help, we have had the security to grow, to experiment and to innovate. We would like to thank the following organisations:

BEIS, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, The David and Elaine Potter Foundation, the Electoral Commission, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, GeovationGoogle Inc, Google.org, the Google Digital News Initiative, GovEval, Hivos, Indigo Trust, Involve, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, Legal Education Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, Making All Voices Count, Microsoft, the Ministry of Justice, Nesta, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister e-Innovations Fund, Open Culture Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Paragon Trust, Power to Change, Screen West Midlands, the Technology Strategy Board, the UK Government’s Department for Transport and the Department for Constitutional Affairs Innovations Fund, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Wikimedia Foundation, the Young Foundation, and Channel 4’s 4IP fund.

Our published accounts are available at the Charity Commission’s website or via Companies House. We are always happy to hear from anyone who is interested in funding the work that we do.