Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2018
British Association For The Advancement Of Science
- The British Association For The, Advancement Of S, Wellcome Wolfson Building, 165 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5HD
Aims & activities
Our mission is?to transform the diversity and inclusivity of science; to reach under-served audiences, and increase the number of people who are actively engaged and involved in science. By unlocking the potential of a more diverse group of people, we increase our ability to tackle some of the world?s biggest challenges and shape our future for the better.
What the charity does
- Economic/community development/employment
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- Other defined groups
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Makes grants to organisations
- Acts as an umbrella or resource body
- Other charitable activities
Income and Endowments:
* £-24.1K investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £39.0K Own use assets
- £1.1M Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £1.1M Other assets
- £746.7K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
Ratios have to be put in context. They should be read in conjunction with the charity’s financial statements on which they’re based if they are to be interpreted correctly and sound conclusions drawn. For example the accounting rules affect what can be classed as income or expenditure. Where a charity which purchases land to further its objects the accounting rules do not permit including the purchase cost as charitable spending in its accounts. Instead it is ‘capitalised’ and shown on the balance sheet. Similarly a charity that receives an endowment it can’t spend may have a lower percentage of charitable spending as a proportion of income in the year of receipt as compared to the previous year as a result. Ratios may also be affected by the way a charity operates. For example, a charity which primarily generates income from investments may have lower cost of raising funds than one which employs fundraisers. A grant-making charity funding other charities to undertake an activity will have much lower staffing costs compared to a charity employing staff to perform that activity.
Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of income and endowments received by the charity in the reporting period. Does not include planned future spending.
Costs incurred in generating income as a proportion of total income and endowments received in the reporting period. May include spending to secure future funding.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
TO GIVE A STRONG IMPULSE AND A MORE SYSTEMATIC DIRECTION TO SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY; TO PROMOTE THE INTERCOURSE OF THOSE WHO CULTIVATE SCIENCE IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH WITH ONE ANOTHER AND WITH FOREIGN PHILOSOPHERS; TO OBTAIN MORE GENERAL ATTENTION FOR THE OBJECTS OF SCIENCE AND THE REMOVAL OF ANY DISADVANTAGES OF A PUBLIC KIND WHICH IMPEDE ITS PROGRESS; TO MAINTAIN, DEVELOP AND EXTEND THE SOCIAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF SCIENCE.
Governing documentROYAL CHARTER DATED 21 APRIL 1928 AS VARIED BY SUPPLEMENTAL CHARTER DATED 3 AUGUST 1960 AND REVISED STATUES DATED 15 AUGUST 1960, SUPPLEMENTAL CHARTER DATED 10 FEBRUARY 1997 AND AMENDED STATUTES DATED 18 MAY 2006.
Area of benefit
Other namesBritish Science Association
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 11 Trustees
- 31 Employees
- 600 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Professor Brian Ratcliffe||None on record|
|Catherine Brown||Hubbub Foundation Uk||Up-to-date|
|Dr Sarah Main||Foundation For Science And Technology||Up-to-date|
|Suzanne Gage||None on record|
|Louise Archer||None on record|
|Steven Hill||None on record|
|Matthew Robert Locke||The Audience Agency||Up-to-date|
|Stephen Nuttall||None on record|
|Kalli Ann Bowyer||None on record|
|Gisela Abbam (Chair)||None on record|
|Darryl Brissett-Dowe||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Northern Ireland
- Throughout England And Wales