Funding Policy

We’re grateful for your contributions

Here are some important things to know about how Collateral Global collects and uses the money people give to us:

  • Collateral Global is a UK registered charity (No. 1195125) and our funds are in the public domain.
  • We have assembled a team of independent experts from across the world to conduct research on the collateral effects of COVID-19 response policies.  
  • The purpose of the charity to fund this research, and communicate the findings both to the public and to journalists and policy makers. The funds are not for campaigning. 
  • CG is in the process of appointing an independent board of trustees to oversee the management of the charity and its funds, and compliance with the Charity Commission’s regulations.
  • The use of funding is currently decided by CG’s Scientific Advisory Board. As the organisation grows, CG will appoint a Board of Governors to allocate funds to specific research projects, and to collate the overall research and analysis into a full impact assessment. 
  • Our work is made possible thanks to the generosity of a range of donors including trusts, foundations, health professionals, scientists and members of the public.
  • We are committed to openness and transparency about the sources of our funding. 
  • No single funding party or groups of funders will have influence over the strategy and purpose of the research initiatives. 
  • Our policy is to ensure that Collateral Global is not dependent upon a single source of funding.
  • Collateral Global’s principal funding is via organisations and individuals who share our vision.  
  • All financial support is governed by our funding principles:
    • We encourage donations from organisations that support our aims and values
    • We value our integrity and independence and all donations are accepted on this basis
    • We encourage donations from organisations with a strong interest in science and evidence in society
    • We do not accept donations where there is a risk of conflict of interest
    • We welcome donations from individuals, including those linked to payroll giving
  • Donations from individuals and small private trusts will be acknowledged publicly at the request of the donor.
  • Occasional direct sponsorship of activities will be by written agreement. Direct sponsorship of activities will also be acknowledged on related publicity.

Questions about funding should be addressed to info@collateralglobal.org.