Institutional Support

We want our relationships with supporters to be mutually beneficial. While our commitment to impartiality means you will have no say over the outcomes of our research, we will engage you with our thinking and your support will be publicly recognised in publications, on our website, and at public events.

Institutions can benefit from supporting the David Hume Institute

  • indirectly through their affiliation with an organisation making a significant contribution to the policy debate in Scotland, and

  • directly as outlined below:


£1,000 - £2,499 annual contribution

  • Public recognition of support

  • Priority admission to public events

  • Advance access to embargoed publications

  • Private research briefings

  • Opportunities for staff to engage with our thinking and research

  • Regular communications and updates


£2,500 - £4,999 annual contribution

  • As at Silver level, plus:

  • Invitations to roundtables with senior decision makers


£5,000 and above annual contribution

  • As at Gold level, plus:

  • Invitations to private dinners with high profile speakers

Other types of support

Beyond these indicated levels of support, other ways in which institutions can partner with the David Hume Institute might include:

  • Sponsoring a specific research project

  • Sponsoring a public event

  • Co-hosting a roundtable bringing together experts, decision makers and influential stakeholders

  • Providing venue space or in-kind support for an event’s direct costs 

  • Sponsoring a researcher or fellow

We would be delighted to explore how our institutions might work together.


How to donate

  • Online

Single donation by card or monthly/ annual recurring donation by direct debit. Please visit our Charities Aid Foundation 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


Contact us

To find out more about the Institute’s work and how you can support it, please complete the form below. Jane-Frances Kelly, Director of the David Hume Institute, will contact you for a confidential discussion.

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