As a charitable organisation, the museum is very grateful to all its funders, helping us continue to tell the story of ideas worth fighting for.
The museum receives funding, grants, donations, sponsorship and ongoing support from a variety of individuals, organisations, companies and local and central government departments, which include the following:
Arts Council England
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Fire Brigades Union (FBU)
Manchester City Council (MCC)
Trades Union Congress (TUC)
The TUUT Charitable Trust
The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF); both invested in the museum’s £12.5 million redevelopment (completed in early 2010).