Working in partnership is a vital part of our work. There are many ways to get involved in our research and events, and our partners include companies, cities, charitable trusts, universities and government departments.

You can find out more about the kinds of partnerships we offer below. If you would like to discuss any of these opportunities please contact Tom Flude on 020 7803 4308.

Funding opportunities

As a charity we reply on external support to achieve our mission of helping UK city economies to thrive. We are very fortunate to receive core funding from Gatsby Foundation. We also work in partnership with (and receive funding from) a number of companies and other organisations who share our commitment to helping cities and the people who live in them achieve their economic potential.

Research and events

There are opportunities for partners to support both our research programme and thought leadership events. For research, this could encompass anything from a briefing paper to an entire research strand. For events, working in partnership can cover both small private roundtable sessions on particular topics, and the public events we hold throughout the year involving high profile international and Ministerial speakers. This also includes our high profile City Horizons series of public events exploring key issues for cities in the UK and abroad.

We are currently seeking sponsorship for our flagship annual report Cities Outlook. Click here to find out more.


Past partnerships and funding transparency

Centre for Cities endeavours to be as clear and transparent as possible when disclosing its funders by placing their brand on all associated material. We also produce annual sponsorship summaries which can be downloaded below:

2017 funders • 2016 funders • 2015 funders • 2014 funders • 2013 funders • 2012 funders 

2017 funding by sector