Uplift is an independent, people-powered community that holds decision makers to account. We rely heavily on donations and soon we hope to be entirely financed by member donations. Currently members contribute 40% of core running costs.
In the meantime, the organisation is supported by small grants and income generated from training. Grant support during 2016 came from our sister organisations via the OPEN – On-line Progressive Engagement Network, St Stephen’s Green Trust and the Global Green Foundation.
We keep our costs low and the funds we receive go on maintaining a small team, the technology that enables us run powerful campaigns and pay for overheads. The monthly costs of running Uplift is on average €13,000 – Staff x 3 and Revenue costs €9,000, Overheads and Office costs €800, Networking and Travel costs €200, Communications and Technology costs €2,500, Governance costs €300 and Campaign Actions on average cost €3,000.
We do not take money from government or big business. When we audit our accounts they are published here.
Directors’ Report and Financial Statements (June 2014 – April 2015)
You can read a copy of our donations policy here