Open Rights Group is the UK’s leading voice defending freedom of expression, privacy, innovation, creativity and consumer rights on the Internet. ORG is a member organisation of European Digital Rights (EDRi).
We campaign to change public policy whenever your rights are threatened, by talking to policy-makers, informing the public through the media, and mobilising our supporters.
Founded in 2005 by 1,000 digital activists, ORG is a non-profit organisation. We have grown with the help of funding from charitable trusts concerned about citizens' rights. However most of our financial support comes from ordinary people, contributing small regular amounts.
Our latest financial statement is published in our Annual Report here. in 2009, we received £62,973 from supporters, £22,000 from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust and £13,336 from the Open Society Institute.
During 2011-12 we have recieved grants from FreeBMD, Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, Open Society Institute and Sigrid Rausing Trust.
We have additionally received in-kind sponsorship from ByteMark and financial support from them for ORGCon.