About Principle Consulting

Principle is an award-winning not-for-profit dedicated to helping charities and socially-driven organisations achieve change through policy, public affairs and campaigns. We work towards a more just society by helping charities develop clear, impactful policy solutions and ensure that their voices are heard in central, devolved and local government. We have a proven track record of successful policy change campaigns for charities, bringing fresh thinking and a different perspective to all our projects.

Our approach is simple and effective: we integrate our support into your organisation, working closely with your team and representing you externally where appropriate. We can provide strategic advice and operational delivery support to supplement your existing and policy and campaigns work, help you start it from scratch if it’s a new journey for your organisation, deliver a specific piece of work, or anything in between. All that matters to us is that we help your charity make the greatest difference it can make. Read about our experienced team.

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Principle Consulting (trading name) is the same company as Principle Affairs Ltd, company number 05467588 (full details available on Companies House here).

Our impact


We operate as a social enterprise. This means any profits we generate are reinvested in the organisation and fund our widening access programmes:

  • Our annual widening access internship - through which we aim to help people get started on their career working in charity sector policy, public affairs, and campaigns. This is an opportunity to gain paid experience that is not incumbent on having previous experience or a specific set of qualifications.
  • Offer of pro-bono strategy and training sessions for up to four small charities a year.
  • Our annual work experience programme for people learning English as an additional language.

Read what our 2021 work experience students wrote about their reflections on discrimination, opportunity and the environment after their time with us:

“This opportunity has made me realise that actually I can be good at politics, because politics is not just knowing about what politicians are talking about and the problems they are discussing but understanding what is the meaning of what’s better for all of us and not only for ourselves” - Joyce, work experience student, 2019

"Principle immediately understood what we needed, and not only hit the ground running, but felt like a member of the team from the first day."

IMG_8155 Policy Director, The Children’s Society