Who Funds HCI

The Human City Institute (HCI) is an independent registered charity (no: 1073215) and a company limited by guarantee (no: 03370501). Achieving HCI’s charitable objectives would not be possible without the support of a wide range of organisations, including: housing associations, local government, health organisations, educational establishments, other charities and non-profits, and voluntary organisations.

Although an organisation with progressive aims, HCI is not aligned to any political party nor receives, or would accept, funding from political parties. HCI undertakes research and campaigns around issues of disadvantage and social exclusions, and promotes the creation of more ‘human cities’, as laid out in our ‘Human City Manifesto’. HCI is not a political lobbying organisation, and therefore, does is not registered under the Lobbying Act 2015.

HCI recognises, however, that there is a public interest in the funding of think tanks, and we are committed to increasing transparency in this area. In the last ten years, as shown in our annual accounts, HCI has averaged an annual income of £150,000, of which around one quarter is ‘in kind’ contributions by HCI’s trustees, friends and supporters.

Logos of supporters are displayed on reports and campaign materials, where appropriate. All research findings, report conclusions and campaign information are the views of authors of these various outlets and do not necessarily accord with the views of supporters, or HCI’s board.

In recent years, some of our key supporters have been:

  • BMENational
  • Black Country Housing Group
  • Central Consultancy and Training
  • Coventry University
  • Furniture Resource Centre – End Furniture Poverty
  • Housing Diversity Network
  • The Matrix Housing Partnership
  • National Federation of Housing Associations
  • Nehemiah Housing
  • Trident Social Investment Group
  • West Midlands Combined Authority