Individual Support

By supporting the David Hume Institute, you will be contributing to the development of evidence-based research and debate. Your donation will help enable the Institute to carry out original research, host public events and influence the policy debate in Scotland.

As a supporter, you will be joining a community of like-minded individuals working towards a long-term vision for positive change. You will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about our research and see real impact on policy development.

Different levels of individual support are available:


£100 - £249 annual contribution

  • Priority  admission to public events

  • Regular updates   

  • Opportunities to meet with other  supporters and high-profile speakers  


£250 - £499 annual contribution

  • As Friends, plus:   

  • Invitations to private events  


£500 and above annual contribution

  • As Advocates, plus:   

  • Invitations to research briefing seminars

How to donate

  • Online

Single donation by card or monthly/ annual recurring donation by direct debit. Please visit our Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) donation page here.

  • BACS and Standing order

Click here for our BACS and Standing order form.

  • Cheque

    If you would prefer not to use the above donation methods, cheques payable to the ‘The David Hume Institute’ may be posted to

    The David Hume Institute, c/o CodeBase, 3 Lady Lawson Street, EH3 9DR

Gift Aid

The David Hume Institute is registered with HMRC to claim Gift Aid. This means if you are a UK tax-payer we can reclaim the tax you have paid on your donations, enabling your contribution to go further. For every £1 that you donate, the government will contribute an additional 25p at no extra cost to you.

Our online CAF donations page and BACS and Standing order form allows you to opt-in to let us claim Gift Aid on your donation. For all other forms of donation, please complete our Gift Aid declaration form and return it to The David Hume Institute, c/o CodeBase, 3 Lady Lawson Street, EH3 9DR or


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