Most of Transition Network’s work is funded by grants from Charitable Trusts and Foundations, or by donations.  We also generate some income from books, films, events, training and fees for talks and presentations.  We are very grateful indeed for the vision and generosity of the following funders:

  • A Foundation who wish to remain anonymous, who enable us to support and stimulate key areas of international Transition Hub development, Supporting Transition and Communicating the Transition Story.  In 2015 they also made a grant for One Year in Transition.
  • The Roddick Foundation: for a vital grant in summer 2015, to make our communications and support work possible.
  • The Tudor Trust: for part-funding the salary of our Delivery Director, making us much more strategic and improving our collaboration and organisational culture.
  • The Tudor Trust: for a grant from January 2016, to enable us to work on organisational development, to help us explore the next phase of Transition Network’s evolution.
  • Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust: for a grant from January 2016 to develop peer-to-peer support and regional connections between Transition community groups in the UK, and explore an England/Wales Hub structure to increase support for Transitioners.
  • Friends Provident Foundation: for their very significant grant for the UK REconomy Project.
  • Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation: for honouring us with outstanding flag-ship funding for the pilot work of the UK REconomy Project.
  • Roger Ross of Lots Road Auctions: for his long-standing and incredibly generous core funding support, which helps every area of our work, as well as particular support to make 21 Stories of Transition possible.
  • Pete Yeo: through the Rainmaker Foundation, for helping us make 21 Stories of Transition as good as it could be, and for contributing to the development of One Year in Transition in the UK, Portugal and Sweden.
  • Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le Progrès de l’Homme: for helping us take important steps in the international development of our website and web-based services.
  • The Primrose Hill Trust: for a wonderful donation to our work.
  • The Bromley Trust: for their supportive core funding until summer 2015.
  • Good Energy: for so helpfully sponsoring the September 2015 International Transition Conference.
  • Funding from a very generous donation in 2014 from a Network for Social Change individual, helping fund a member of staff to support Rob Hopkins’ work on inspiring and catalysing the Transition movement.
  • Funding from a large and significant grant in 2013/2014 from the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation, supporting us to work internationally on a wide range of our work.

We would also like to honour previous support from funders and donors who have ensured that Transition Network could continue and develop our work:

  • The European Economic and Social Committee Civil Society Prize
  • Ashoka
  • Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
  • Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
  • John Ellerman Foundation
  • The Marmot Charitable Trust
  • The Holly Hill Trust
  • Artists Project Earth
  • The Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • The Nominet Trust
  • Lush Charity Pot
  • The Keep the Land Foundation
  • The Prairie Trust
  • Anna Hughes

Other anonymous donors to whom we are very grateful.


There are many organisations that Transition Network works with in a constructive spirit of partnership.  We are members of two formal partnerships which help us share learning and information, collaborate, and make useful connections with researchers:


  • We are a founding member who is helping to shape and develop the ECOLISE network (the European Network for Community-led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability, see photo below). The members of ECOLISE include international, national and sometimes regional networks of community-based initiatives, drawing from the Ecovillage, Permaculture and Transition movements.  The ECOLISE membership also includes other bodies engaged at a European level in research, training, communications or other activities designed to support community-based action on climate change and sustainability. By bringing these organisations together, ECOLISE seeks to establish a common Europe-wide agenda and a platform for collective action.

ECOLISE members are currently collaborating around 3 broad areas of activity:

  1. Raising the profile of community-based action on climate change and sustainability in Europe;
  2. Facilitating exchange, cooperation and knowledge development and sharing among stakeholders across Europe;
  3. Strengthening the collective influence of its members in EU policy making.


  • Transition Network is a member of the Post-Growth Alliance, a group of over 40 organisations around the world, which has a combined social media reach of over 2.5 million, rising daily.
2016 ECOLISE General Assembly