Support IDS and help us change our world

IDS improves people's lives through our cutting edge research, teaching and communication. We exist to bring the new analysis to global development issues that poor and vulnerable people depend on in order for their lives to be improved. The knowledge we generate and our Alumni play a significant role in making the world a better place.

We are renowned for our innovative and in-depth approach to research, our high quality teaching and as a global knowledge hub that transforms peoples' lives through our groundbreaking work.

How you can help

We are a registered charity with no guaranteed core funding, so philanthropic support is essential for us to continue our pioneering and influential work.

Any donations to the IDS General Fund will help us towards our vision of equal and sustainable societies, locally and globally, where everyone can live secure, fulfilling lives, free from poverty and injustice.

Any donations to the IDS Scholarship Fund will only be used to support outstanding candidates to study at IDS who might not otherwise be able to do so.

Ways to donate

Online: You can make a quick one-off donation or set-up regular giving, to either the IDS General Fund, or the IDS Scholarship Fund.

By post: please download this IDS donation form (docx), which includes the option to include UK Gift Aid. Please send the completed form and your cheque/postal order made out to Institute of Development Studies and post it to:

Fundraising & Development Office,
Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road,
East Sussex BN1 9RE.

Recognising major donations: For large gifts to IDS we offer a variety of benefits. To discuss ways to best match your philanthropic needs please contact our fundraising team by emailing Alternatively, call +44 (0)1273 606261 and ask for Richard Leggatt.

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