How we spend your money

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 and in 2017 has come  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, MyUplift €600. Daily running costs average out at €550.

We do not take money from government or big business. When we audit our accounts they are published here.

Directors Report and Financial Statement (May 2015 – April 2016)

Directors’ Report and Financial Statements (June 2014 – April 2015)

You can read a copy of our donations policy here