Tom Collinge

Tom is the Policy Manager in NPC’s Think Tank and External Affairs team. He produces research, coordinates NPC’s policy responses to developing and existing issues, and tries to talk to all the interesting thinkers in the sector and beyond. He is particularly interested in the relationship between the social sector and the state, regional inequality and the social sector, and the potential for data to boost charity and funder effectiveness.

Before NPC, Tom worked for a small charity, at a magazine, and  did some journalism and PR.

You can find Tom on Twitter.

Why I work for NPC

NPC has a unique position between charities and funders on one hand, and policy makers on the other. It’s an exciting place to be and it’s great to use that position to stimulate real change.

Explore my work


Should we ‘level up’ social needs?

What will ‘Levelling Up’ pay for?

How charities have reacted to Covid-19

The influence of Covid-19 on people applying for benefits

State of the Sector 2020: The condition of charities before the COVID-19 crisis

Independent, Effective, Humane: Funding charities in the prison system

Snapshots of the sector 2019: Place

Snapshots of the sector 2019: Diversity

Snapshots of the sector 2019: Contracts

Snapshots of the sector 2019: Involvement

Snapshots of the sector 2019: Trust

Snapshots of the sector 2019: Brexit

Strengthening Probation, Building Confidence: Consultation Response from New Philanthropy Capital


How to measure the health of the charity sector

Shaping the story of the crisis in 2021

What do we mean by mutual aid?

How much government funding has the charity sector really received?

Charity care homes

Getting charities up the (conservative) policy agenda

Has the government ‘bailed out’ the charity sector?

How does the government view charities’ role in recovery?

Labour’s Civil Society Strategy

Highlights of Ignites

NPC’s Summer Reads 2018

#NPCIgnites 2018: Inspiring the social sector

Why do we need diversity?