The Bentham Project operates as an independent Department in the Faculty of Laws, University College London. The College and the Faculty provide support for a full-time Director and part-time Administrator of the Bentham Project, in addition to a grant towards running costs, accommodation, and other facilities.
The Bentham Project has received awards from the following external agencies:
- The European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme (H2020-EU.22.214.171.124) for participation in the Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents (READ) project, led by the University of Innsbruck.
- The Leverhulme Trust to complete the new edition of Bentham's Writings on Political Economy.
- The Arts and Humanities Research Council for the 'Convict Australia and Utilitarianism: Jeremy Bentham's Writings on Australia.'
- The Leverhulme Trust for Bentham's writings on sex, law and religion.
- The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Scholarly Communications and Information Technology grant programme, for the Consolidated Bentham Papers Repository, for the continuation and expansion of the work of Transcribe Bentham.
- The European Commission's FP7 scheme (FP7-ICT-2011-9), for participation in the tranScriptorium project, a consortium led by the Universitat Politècnica de València. The project aims to develop innovative, efficient and cost-effective solutions for the indexing, searching and full transcription of historical manuscript images, using Handwritten Text Recognition technology.
- The Arts and Humanities Research Council (DEDEFI Scheme) for the Transcribe Bentham initiative.
- The Economic and Social Research Council for Bentham's economic writings.
- The Arts and Humanities Research Council (Research Enhancement Scheme), for the production of new on-line database of the Bentham Papers, deposited in University College London, Library.
- The Arts and Humanities Research Council, for the preparation and publication of a new edition of Bentham's Rationale of Judicial Evidence in five volumes, and a new edition of Church-of-Englandism and its Catechism Examined in two volumes and other religious writings.
- The Economic and Social Research Council, for the preparation and publication of a new edition of Bentham's Political Fallacies.
- The Wellcome Trust, for the preparation and publication of Bentham's Writings on the Poor Laws: Volume II.
- The British Academy, for the transcription of Bentham's manuscripts on parliamentary reform.
- The British Academy's Committee on Academy Research Projects (CARP) supported a pilot digitization project which saw the production of digital images of a selection of Bentham's manuscripts.
- The Bentham Project is recognized as a British Academy Research Project.