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Unlocking the potential of independent publishers


At the Public Interest News Foundation (PINF) we believe that everyone in the UK deserves public interest news that speaks to them, for them and with them.

The UK's media industry is in trouble, but it's not all bad news. 


An emerging class of innovative and resourceful indie publishers is reimagining local news up and down the country. These outlets are the key to making our communities more informed, more democratically engaged, and more connected.  

These publishers, however, are unsung, unfunded and underpaid. And we're working to change that. 

We're a small organisation with ambitious plans, and we support a collaborative network of indie publishers all around the country to best serve their communities with high-quality and highly trusted public interest news.

We rely on grants and individual donations to carry out our work in research, capacity building and advocacy. (Scroll down for list of funders.)

If you would like to make a one-off or recurring donation, click the button below. 

Our funders: 2019 - Today 

Since we launched PINF in 2019, our work has been generously supported by the following foundations and individuals: 

Ashken Family Foundation 

Benjamin Goldsmith

European Media and Information Fund  

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust 

Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust

JRSST Charitable Trust

Lankelly Chase 


Neal and Dominique Gandhi 


NHS England 

Oak Foundation 

Open Society Foundations

Paul Hamlyn Foundation 


Reva & David Logan Foundation

Stone King LLP 

Struan Bartlett 

Tinsley Charitable Trust 

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