Grant maker

David & Elaine Potter Foundation

http://www.potterfoundation.com

(Registered Charity No: 1078217)
Charity Commission for England and Wales
Who they support

Charities involved with Education or Civil Society

Grant criteria

Education: projects that work on improving policy, improved practices and techniques and sustainability. We favour grants directed at education in support of economic and social well-being in the UK and South Africa only. Civil society: our main areas of interest are in transparency, accountability, anti-corruption and good governance, but we are also interested in, for example, human rights, drones, investigative journalism, the rule of law, democracy, citizenship, equality, and the misuse of natural resources.

Grant details

Typically £50-100,000 for core funding

Application procedure

By invitation only but emails are accepted

Grants made

Over the last five years they've made 54 significant donations totalling £2,210,342

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When Amount Grantee To be used for
£50,000 GLOBAL WITNESS TRUST Core funding
£40,000 PHILHARMONIA TRUST LIMITED To support the delivery of the MusicLab and other digital programmes of the Philharmonia Orchestra
£20,000 LIFEBEAT To support the development of LIFEbeat’s Youth Council and Peer Mentoring programmes
£15,000 THE INVOLVE FOUNDATION The Open Government Partnership is a global effort to make governments better by promoting transparency, empowering citizens, fighting corruption, and harnessing new technologies to strengthen governance. The grant will support the Open Government Audit, which aims to engage civil society in auditing the openness of UK government and agreeing the advocacy priorities of the next cycle of the Open Government Network.
£45,000 TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL UK Core funding
£60,000 PHILHARMONIA LTD Core funding of the Orchestra
£50,000 OPENTRUST Core support of Open Democracy
£40,000 WRITERS AND SCHOLARS EDUCATIONAL TRUST Core funding
£44,000 CENTRE FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM LIMITED Core funding
£30,000 GLF GLOBAL LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION (UK) Core funding
£30,000 REPRIEVE Core funding
£50,000 PHILHARMONIA TRUST LIMITED To support the Philharmonia’s new Digital Innovation and Partnerships programme which will develop new digital products and experiences, look to commercialise existing digital products, and develop their relationships with technology companies. It will also support the Philharmonia’s ongoing in-house Digital team to deliver core work in web, video and touring installations.
£40,000 REPRIEVE Core funding
£10,000 THE INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS To support the development of practical teaching of physics in South Africa
£24,000 ROYAL OPERA HOUSE COVENT GARDEN FOUNDATION Core funding
£25,000 MEDICAL FOUNDATION FOR THE CARE OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE Core funding
£49,000 ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITIES To support a number of doctoral scholarships for African students to study at South African universities
£20,000 OPENTRUST Core support of ourKingdom
£40,000 WRITERS AND SCHOLARS EDUCATIONAL TRUST Core funding
£45,000 AFRICA'S VOICES FOUNDATION LIMITED Core funding
£50,000 AFRICA'S VOICES FOUNDATION LIMITED Core funding
£100,000 INTOUNI Core funding
£10,000 ROYAL OPERA HOUSE COVENT GARDEN FOUNDATION To support the costs of the Create and Sing Carmen project, which aims to help engage teachers and pupils in structured creative singing, teacher training workshops and an external project evaluation ahead of a wider national rollout in 2018/19
£30,000 TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL UK Core funding
£60,000 REPRIEVE Core funding
£50,000 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UK SECTION CHARITABLE TRUST Core funding
£50,000 THE BRITISH INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW Core funding
£30,000 TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL UK Core funding
£40,000 CENTRE FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM LIMITED Core funding
£30,000 UK CITIZENS ONLINE DEMOCRACY Core funding
£60,000 OPENTRUST Core support of Open Democracy
£40,000 WRITERS AND SCHOLARS EDUCATIONAL TRUST Core funding
£15,000 MIKE CAMPBELL FOUNDATION To support the Farmers Speak project
£35,000 CENTRE FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM LIMITED Core funding
£10,000 YACHAD To support the UK based education programme of Yachad that looks to build a British Diaspora Jewish voice that can leverage its influence on decision makers both in the UK and in Israel, to resolve the conflict with the Palestinian people
£25,000 CHIVA AFRICA Core funding
£30,000 GLF GLOBAL LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION (UK) Core funding
£20,000 THE HOWARD LEAGUE FOR PENAL REFORM (INCORPORATING THE HOWARD CENTRE FOR PENOLOGY) Core funding
£35,000 THE CIVIL LIBERTIES TRUST Core funding
£56,055 HOPE THROUGH ACTION To support the construction of the new Franschhoek Valley Community Sport Centre
£15,000 MIKE CAMPBELL FOUNDATION To support the Accountability Project
£25,000 OPENTRUST Core support of Open Democracy
£50,000 HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH CHARITABLE TRUST Core funding
£30,000 OPENTRUST Core support of Open Democracy
£25,000 CHIVA AFRICA Core funding
£19,588 PROMOTING EQUALITY IN AFRICAN SCHOOLS PEAS will pilot a new teacher training programme in Zambia (based on learning from an equivalent project in Uganda), to use learning to roll out a new teacher training programme across all their schools in Zambia.
31/05/2017 £39,442 Open University To support the development of a new Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) Badged Open Course (BOC) to support the teaching of Early Reading in southern Africa, in partnership with the South African Institute of Distance Education (SAIDE), and their African Storybook project, providing high quality professional development for educators in Africa (which will be freely available online)
28/02/2017 £50,000 Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths Core funding
30/09/2016 £40,000 Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring, University of Durham The Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) at Durham University developed the International Performance Indicators in Primary Schools (iPIPS) project, which aims to improve primary education provision across the world. iPIPS allows teachers to understand a baseline of knowledge in the first year of primary school against which teachers can then plan and implement tailored learning strategies. The CEM team will pilot the iPIPS methodology in Lesotho, in partnership with the Ministry of Education.
30/09/2016 £43,257 Kingston University Kingston will run an extended scoping project to develop a fully accessible, curated and fully searchable online archive of the Leveson Inquiry.
30/06/2015 £50,000 Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths Core funding
30/06/2015 £40,000 Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power, King's College London Core funding
31/01/2015 £200,000 Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford To provide initial support for the post of inaugural director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford
28/02/2014 £80,000 Centre of Governance & Human Rights, University of Cambridge To support a number of postgraduate scholarships for African students at the University of Cambridge, linked to the Department of Politics and International Studies
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Objectives

THE TRUSTEES SHALL HOLD THE TRUST FUND AND ITS INCOME UPON TRUST TO APPLY THEM FOR:- (1) THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN PARTICULAR, BUT WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC THROUGH SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND THE DISSEMINATION TO THE PUBLIC OF THE USEFUL RESULTS OF SUCH RESEARCH; AND (2) SUCH OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSES AS THE TRUSTEES IN THEIR ABSOLUTE DISCRETION FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT. PROVIDED THAT THE TRUSTEES MAY AT THEIR ABSOLUTE DISCRETION FOR THE PERIOD OF TWENTY ONE YEARS FROM THE DATE OF THIS DEED INSTEAD OF APPLYING THE INCOME OF THE CHARITY IN ANY YEAR ACCUMULATE ALL OR ANY PART OF SUCH INCOME AT COMPOUND INTEREST BY INVESTING THE SAME AND THE RESULTING INCOME IN ANY OF THE AUTHORISED INVESTMENTS AND HOLD THE SAME AS AN ACCRETION TO AND AS PART OF THE CAPITAL OF THE CHARITY WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO THE THEIR RIGHT TO APPLY THE WHOLE OR ANY PART OF SUCH ACCUMULATED INCOME IN ANY SUBSEQUENT YEAR AS IF THE SAME WERE INCOME OF THE CHARITY ARISING IN THE THEN CURRENT YEAR.