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Your donation will help us to provide vital insight across Britain in the future

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At NatCen, we're driven by the belief that social research has the power to make life better.

We’ve proven it, in fact.

Because our vital work has spurred on policymakers to take action on crucial health issues. We’ve given a voice to people affected by society-wide inequalities, and we’ve told Britain's leaders what our country is really thinking.

And with your support, we can achieve even more for the UK in the years to come.


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Make a single donation towards our social research

You can donate any amount at any time via our MyDonate page - and 100% of your money will go directly back into supporting our research work.


Support our 50th anniversary

In 2019, we'll be celebrating 50 years at the forefront of social research in the UK, and looking forward to the next 50. 

We'd welcome any help you can give us to make it a very special year - and to spread the word about our vital work.

You can help by donating through our charity’s MyDonate Page, putting the words 50th ANNIVERSARY in the personalised message box.


Become a Friend of NatCen

If you choose to support our work by becoming a Friend of NatCen, you'll receive invites to key research events, and you'll be thanked publicly on our website. We also offer a yearly talk on the state of society to our organisational Friends.

Just visit our MyDonate page and make a donation of £100 (if you're an individual), or £1,000 (if you're donating on behalf of an organisation), including the word FRIEND in the personalised message box.


Donate a gift towards a specific area of research

We recognise that some organisations and individuals may want to give significant donations towards specific areas of our work. 

If you'd like to discuss options for philanthropic giving in an area that you're passionate about, please do contact us directly at

You can also fund specific questions to the public for our British and Scottish Social Attitudes surveys.


Leave a legacy for the future of the UK

Why not help the social researchers of the future inform the country’s big decisions by leaving a legacy towards our work?

If you want to donate a legacy to NatCen, you'll need to write or amend your will accordingly (normal practice is to take the advice of a solicitor). It’s typically a straightforward process, but you must clearly specify:

  • Our full name - The National Centre for Social Research
  • Our charity registered number - 1091768
  • Our address - 35 Northampton Square, London, EC1V OAX

If you'd like to chat it through with us first, we'd love to hear from you - just contact us directly at

Any legacies that donors give to charity are exempt from inheritance tax. 


Want to know more about supporting our work, and how it helps the UK? Get in touch with us today.

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