FDSD’s work is funded through reserves initially laid down in the 1980s as well as grants from a number of other organisations.
FDSD has been awarded three-year grants towards core costs by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust over the period 2011-2014 and Tedworth Trust over the period 2012-2015.
In 2007 we received financial support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for an event on democracy and sustainability.
In 2009, we were awarded a ‘Future of Humanity’ grant by Foundation for the Future for a tw0-year research project on the Future of Democracy in the Face of Climate Change to 2100.
In 2010 and 2011 we received project-based grants from the Pacific Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development for our work on international standards, global governance and transnational democracy.
In 2012 we received project-based grants from WWF-UK and World Future Council for research on a proposal to establish a High Commissioner for Future Generations.
Many thanks to all our funders for their support.
Partnerships are centrally important to FDSD’s ways of working. Our partners in the period since 2009 have included Capacity Global, 21st Century Trust, The Dana Centre, Salzburg Global Seminar, UK Environmental Law Association, the office of the Hungarian Parliamentary Commissioner for Future Generations, Schumacher College, WWF-UK, Pacific Institute, International Institute for Environment and Development, Chatham House, UK Youth Climate Coalition, UNICEF-UK, Intergenerational Foundation, and fellow members of the Alliance for Future Generations.
We would like to acknowledge the work of a number of other friends and collaborators who helped to launch our work on democracy and sustainable development. They include Keith Burgess, Tom Burke, Lucy and Sir Geoffrey Chandler, Dawn Emling, Sam Lakha, Jenny Pidgin, Tim O’Riordan, Sara Parkin, Mike Shanahan and Tim Smit.