Upgrade democracy

Donate to support the creation of a fairer, more robust democracy

Support organisations who are campaigning to revitalise our democratic system and experimenting with new methods of decentralised decision-making that values community participation.

The Global State of Democracy 2021 report by IDEA (Institute of Democracy & Electoral Assistance) found that “for the fifth consecutive year, the number of countries moving in an authoritarian direction exceeds the number of countries moving in a democratic direction”. Trust in government has reached its lowest level on record but the consequence is impact on freedoms of people living in those countries.

It’s time to reinvigorate our democratic systems and experiment with new models of consultation and decision making that ensures fairness, resiliency, and activates citizens. Fortunately, there are people and organisations who are working hard to campaign for changes to our political systems.

Below are some organisations working to regenerate democracy and ensure that it works for all of us. You can support their work by donating today.

Here are a few options you can choose from:



  • The Australian Democracy Network is creating a healthy Australian democracy that puts people and the planet first. They do this by bringing people and organisations together to campaign for the changes that make our democracy more fair, open, participatory, and accountable.
  • newDemocracy is an independent, non-partisan research and development organisation. Their mission is to discover, develop, demonstrate, and promote complementary alternatives which will restore trust in public decision making.
  • The Uluru Dialogue are committed to seeing a constitutionally recognised First Nations Voice in Parliament, representing the cultural authority of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and leading community education on their reforms of Voice, Treaty and Truth.
  • From the Heart is an Indigenous owned and run campaign, who champion and campaign for the Voice to Parliament to be constitutionally enshrined, urging Australian people to come together through a referendum to make change.
  • The Community Independents Project’s mission is to get community-backed independents elected. The project provides a forum for networking and sharing ideas, funding to further the purpose of getting Community Independents elected to Parliament, and amplifies how and why Community Independents can change Australian politics for the better.


  • Unlock Democracy is a not-for-profit organisation which campaigns for real democracy protected by a new constitution. They want a democratic society that ensures equality and justice for all, and a political system that reflects and upholds the values we collectively share.
  • Liberty Human Rights is the UK’s largest civil liberties organisation, with more than 15,000 members and supporters. They campaign for everyone in the UK to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect.


  • Freedom House is founded on the core conviction that freedom flourishes in democratic nations where governments are accountable to their people. Their work sees them speak out against the main threats to democracy and empower citizens to exercise their fundamental rights through a unique combination of analysis, advocacy, and direct support to frontline defenders of freedom, especially those working in closed authoritarian societies.

Donating to support the creation of a fairer, more robust democracy is part of a larger collective response. Learn more and find other actions about upgrading democracy.

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