Accounts 2014

Income from 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014

  • Individual

  • Commercial

  • Grants

Grants 25% Commercial Income 41% Individual Contributions 34%

Unlock Democracy has again been generously supported in the last year by donations from our members.

Our largest single type of income was individual contributions. We raised just under 34% of income this way in 2013/2014 financial year.

Our other income was derived from grants 25%, commercial income 41% most of which included Rodell Properties Ltd.


In the 2013/2014 financial year, we gratefully received £122,340 in grants. So far this financial year we have been awarded new grants totalling £70,250. We would like to thank the following organisations for their kind support in our work in 2013/2014

  • City bridge Trust 

  • Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

  • The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

  • European Union's Grundtvig Programme

  • Nominet  

  • Millfield House Foundation


We are grateful for the support of members who left us a legacy in their will in recent years. Whilst we did not receive any legacies in the last financial year, we have received £14,700 from J M Dent so far this year.  If you wish or would like more information about legacies please contact our offices.


We spent approximately £480,000 in 2013/2014. The full audited accounts have been available since November 2014 in an independent report by our auditors, Chantrey Vellacott. We have restructured our organisation to ensure that we are on a firm financial footing, going forward.

We extend our heartfelt thanks for this year's vital contributions to our fight for a fairer democracy. Whatever the donation, £5 or £5,000, we are extremely grateful for all your support.

Sam Coates