Some free-market think-tanks are surprisingly bad at business. Not the ASI. You won’t find a better ratio of investment to outcome anywhere in the UK. Squashed into one tiny office in Westminster, these brilliant schemers have transformed the idiom and the assumptions of British politics. Year after year, they open the eyes of new generations of students to the wonder of the the non-state, the unplanned, the organic.
— Daniel Hannan MEP

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Your donation allows us to put on events, carry out research and expand our student programmes. We are a registered charity in the UK and every penny of your donation will go towards making Britain a freer, richer place.

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If you'd like to set up a standing order or make a one-off donation to the ASI by cheque or bank transfer, simply fill in the form below and return to our postal address with the cheque attached, or in the case of bank transfer you can email us with your details after making the payment.

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For further information, email sam@adamsmith.org or phone us at 02072224995.


Why support us

Unlike many other think tanks, we do not take a penny from government. That means that we are entirely independent of the state, and rely on donations from private supporters who share our belief in the power of free markets and individual liberty.

It also means that we get things done on a tight budget. When you donate to the Adam Smith Institute, you are giving to one of the most cost-effective groups in the country – and helping to make Britain a freer, more prosperous place.

Our strategy

We have a two-pronged strategy for changing the world:

  1. Long-term, we change the landscape of opinion. Much of our work – events, books and media outreach – is dedicated to educating students and the wider public about why free markets work for everyone, particularly the poorest, so that in the long-run, the intellectual climate is more conducive to the cause of classical liberalism. For lasting reform, we need to create an environment in which even the most self-interested politician benefits by championing free markets and free people.
  2. Short-term, we change policy. The Adam Smith Institute was one of the key drivers behind the privatization revolutions in the 1980s and 1990s, and has always been renowned for its innovative policy ideas. Our mantra is to come up with policy ideas that are both radical and reasonable – to act at the margin of reform, but nonetheless offer solutions that a bold politician can implement.

This strategy has already been enormously successful since our founding in 1977. But to continue and expand our mission, we need your help.

How to support us

There are a number of different ways to give to the Adam Smith Institute. If you have a credit card to hand, you can donate via PayPal, using the box at the top of this page.

If you would like to set up a recurring payment to the ASI, then you can fill in a Standing Order Mandate and return it to us at 23 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3DJ. And if you would rather just send us a cheque, you can post it to the same address along with a copy of this form. You can use the same form if you would like us to invoice you.

Overseas Donors

The Adam Smith Institute has been confirmed as a non-profit foundation in the United States, under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. Contributions to the Institute are deductible against US taxes. Bequests and gifts to the Institute are also deductible for Federal estate and gift tax purposes.

Donations qualifying under the 501(c)(3) tax exemptions may be sent to our CPA in the United States, who is authorized to accept and process any donations directly. Please send your contribution to: Debra D. Hildreth,1445 Research Boulevard, Suite 300, Rockville, MD  20850 Tel: (301) 770 3750


Become a supporter

You can support all the important work of the Adam Smith Institute through an individual or company subscription.

The ASI is non-profit. Its effectiveness depends on the voluntary support of people who appreciate its key role in promoting the values of individual freedom, smaller government, lower taxes, deregulation and competition. You too can support these values – and become more closely involved with the Institute’s work – as an Adam Smith Insider.

While we appreciate subscriptions of any size, we recommend you subscribe to the ASI today at one of the following levels to receive:

ASI Member (£100+ per year)

  • VIP invitations to our annual Adam Smith Lecture, Ayn Rand Lecture, and Christmas Party
  • Invitations to members-only guest lectures
  • Hard copies of all printed publications (available upon request*)
  • Our quarterly newsletter

ASI Patron (£1000+ per year)

  • Opportunities to attend Power Lunches and Patrons Dinners with influential figures, including politicians, ministers, journalists and academics
  • VIP invitations to our annual Adam Smith Lecture, Ayn Rand Lecture, Christmas Party and Tax Freedom Day Party
  • Invitations to members-only guest lectures
  • Hard copies of all printed publications (available upon request*)
  • Our quarterly newsletter

ASI Benefactor (£5000+ per year)

  • You will receive a private events list, from which you can choose the Power Lunches and Patrons dinners you wish to attend (subject to availability)
  • Opportunities to meet staff members to discuss the work of the ASI
  • VIP invitations to our annual Adam Smith Lecture, Ayn Rand Lecture, Christmas Party and Tax Freedom Day Party
  • Invitations to members-only guest lectures
  • Hard copies of all printed publications (available upon request*)
  • Our quarterly newsletter

Under 25s Membership

(£50+ per year)

  • Invitations to TNG Power Lunches (two per year)
  • Invitations to our annual Adam Smith Lecture and Ayn Rand Lecture
  • Invitations to members-only guest lectures
  • Early RSVP opportunity for the annual TNG Boat Party
  • Our quarterly newsletter

Corporate Membership

If you are interested in making a corporate subscription to the ASI, please contact samd@adamsmith.org.

*All hard copies of publications are available upon request and subject to availability