The Ferret is a product of the years of support from our paying members. If you’re one of them – thanks! If you've not yet joined, you can do that online here.


We also supplement this income with money from grant giving bodies, event fees, and selling stories to other media organisations.


We have launched stories in partnership with a range of other media organisations including The Guardian, The Daily Record, The Times, The National and The Sunday National.


Our site carries no advertising, and we do not accept funding from any organisation that seeks to influence our editorial.




The Ferret is grateful to the organisations listed below for providing funding or in-kind support to The Ferret, since we launched.


£10,000 or more

  • The Seedbed Trust
  • Google DNI fund
  • First Port
  • Luminate Group


Less than £10,000

  • One Kind
  • 38 Degrees
  • Centre for Investigative Journalism
  • Lenfest Institute, Community Listening and Engagement Fund
  • Lush
  • People's Postcode Lottery