McDougall Trust

Promoting public understanding
of electoral democracy

McDougall Trust's Grant making


McDougall Trust has provided support by way of grant funding for organisations or individuals for research and information dissemination activities in the field of electoral democracy. 


2017-2018  -  Improving Discourse during Election and Referendum Campaigns

McDougall Trust has been grant funding this important and timely research project at the Constitution Unit UCL, led by Dr Alan Renwick.  Michela Palese has been the Research Assistant and McDougall Fellow.

Work of this project was drawn upon by the Independent Commission on Referendums, supported by the Constitution Unit, which reviewed regulation and practice of referendums and developed recommendations for their use and conduct in the UK.  Their detailed report was published on 10 July 2018, ISBN 978-1-903903-83-4.

The main output of the Improving Discourse project will be a report setting out options and recommendations.  Publication is expected in the early months of 2019.

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For other research and information dissemination activities supported, see further Research and Information Dissemination supported by McDougall Grant making.



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