Labour's campaign war-chest has been given a £2.25m top-up ahead of the general election.
The boost from three wealthy Labour backers comes ahead of a new year fundraising drive assisted by David Blunkett.
The latest large donations to Labour came from Lord Sainsbury, the former science minister and financiers Nigel Doughty and Sir Ronald Cohen. Sainsbury and Doughty gave £1m each while Sir Ronald donated £250,000.
In September Labour's debts of £9.8m were more than double the Tories £4.2m.
A new internet fundraising initiative is also set to go live after New Year. Gordon Brown must hold an election by June at the latest.
Blunkett said: "We know that those with a vested interest in the election of a Conservative government are pumping money into the Tory coffers.
"Our job is to ensure that the voice of the people, not just those with the power of privilege, is heard through to polling day."
The power of privilege? Mr Blunkett and the labour party know all about that. Nobody has more privilege in this country than our elected politicians along with other members of government such as the judiciary.
Why are political parties allowed to run up debts into the millions without any action being taken? Ah, that'll be another example of the power of privilege.