COPIM is supported by the Research England Development Fund (REDF) as a major development project in the Higher Education sector with significant public benefits. The RED Fund commits up to £25 million in annual funding. This money aims to drive innovation in research and knowledge exchange in higher education. The award covers £2,202,947 of the project’s total budget, which also includes £576,000 in partners’ own contributions.
COPIM is also supported with a grant of £800,000 from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. Arcadia supports charities and scholarly institutions that preserve cultural heritage and the environment. Arcadia also supports projects that promote open access and all of its awards are granted on the condition that any materials produced are made available for free online. Since 2002, Arcadia has awarded more than $633 million to projects around the world.