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Transparency is fundamental to democracy and we believe that all organisations trying to influence policy should be open about how they are funded. The next time you see us on TV you can be sure that our opinions are not pushing a hidden agenda.

NEF is proud to be independent of political parties and special interests. We are a registered charity and rely on a broad cross section of individuals, charities, companies and public sector funders to undertake our work.

We are delighted to thank our major funders, listed below. We are also very grateful to all of you, too numerous to name, who give generously each month or have donated to one of our appeals. Together we are a powerful voice for people and planet.

NEF's total income for 2012-13 was £3,116,287. This was derived from three sources: major grants and donations (listed below), individual supporters and donors, and earned income. We earn income through consultancy services in impact evaluation and organisational development for charities, the public sector and businesses – much of it through NEF Consulting. These contracts do not affect our research and advocacy agenda.

Name Amount (£)
The Hadley Trust 234,770
Network for Social Change 198,000
OAK Foundation Ltd 196,675
European Commission 138,979
Stichting DOEN 123,294
The Tudor Trust 111,059
AIM Foundation 110,000
Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister 98,924
Freshfield Foundation 80,000
Paul Hamlyn Foundation 57,000
R H Southern Trust 43,000
LankellyChase Foundation 41,700
Cripplegate Foundation 37,000
The Waterloo Foundation 34,000
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 25,000
People's Health Trust 22,500
Oxfam GB 19,500
The Connectus Kommonia CharitableTrust 17,300 17,300
Barrow Cadbury Trust 15,000
Social Care Institute for Excellence 11,720
City Bridge Trust 10,000
Joseph Rowntree Foundation 9,911
Nesta and the Cabinet Office 8,000
Anne Robbins 6,000
Mesh 5,349
Artists Project Earth 5,000
James Skinner 5,000
Sherwood Forest Fund 5,000