Hacked Off is a not for profit company which campaigns for a free and accountable press and to defend the victims of press abuse. It is reliant on donations from its supporters for its finances.
Some of our money comes from online donations from our supporters. Such donations are vital and can be made here. Please spread the word that we are short of money. All donations are welcome.
In addition, we have some support from other organisations. These include a grant over 2012-13 from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, worth £50,000. We are also due to receive soon a grant from the Journalism Foundation of over £20,000, supporting our work on extending public interest defences for journalists.
Some of the victims of press activity have promised donations from their damages. Hugh Grant has said that he will give us what he receives in damages as a result of his legal action against News International for hacking his mobile phone voicemails.
Finally, a number of people have given us money anonymously alongside our foundation grants, online donations and other gifts, and they have done it on those terms because they do not want their private lives turned over by vengeful newspapers. We understand and respect this, and we are grateful to them.
We have diversity of funding, meaning that we are not in the pocket of any one funder. Our funders do not determine our aims and policies: we have a board of directors who oversee that.