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Data for financial year ending 30 September 2018

The Royal Institution Of Great Britain

  • Income

    £4.2M

  • Spending

    £4.6M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 227938

Contact details

Public address

  • 21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BS

Aims & activities

The Ri's mission is to harness science for the maximum benefit of society. The Ri's objects, as defined by the Royal Charter of 1800, are to diffuse knowledge, facilitate the general introduction of useful mechanical inventions and improvements and for teaching by courses of philosophical lectures and experiments, the application of science to the common purposes of life.

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
  • Environment/conservation/heritage

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people
  • Other defined groups
  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
  • Other charitable activities

Income and Endowments:

£4.2M

* £191.0K investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£4.6M

Assets and liabilities

  • £39.2M Own use assets
  • £9.0M Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £1.6M Other assets
  • £2.8M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

111%
67%
0%

Charitable objects

(1) TO DIFFUSE THE KNOWLEDGE AND FACILITATE THE GENERAL INTRODUCTION OF USEFUL MECHANICAL INVENTIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS; (2) TO TEACH BY COURSES OF PHILOSOPHICAL LECTURES AND EXPERIMENTS THE APPLICATION OF SCIENCE TO THE COMMON PURPOSES OF LIFE; (3) TO PROMOTE CHEMICAL SCIENCE BY EXPERIMENTS AND LECTURES FOR IMPROVING ARTS AND MANUFACTURES; (4) TO DISCOVER THE USES OF THE MINERAL AND OTHER NATURAL PRODUCTIONS OF THIS COUNTRY; AND (5) TO DIFFUSE AND EXTEND USEFUL KNOWLEDGE IN GENERAL.

Governing document

GRANTED 13/01/1800 AS AMENDED BY ACT OF PARLIAMENT DATED 18/04/1810 AS AMENDED BY THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF GREAT BRITAIN CHARITY SCHEME CONFIRMATION ACT DATED 14/05/1958 SUPPLEMENTAL CHARTER GRANTED 14/11/1958 AS AMENDED BY SCHEME DATED 17/04/1959 AS AMENDED BY SCHEME DATED 26/05/1959 AS AMENDED BY SCHEME DATED 30/03/1965 AS AMENDED BY SCHEME DATED 26/01/1967 AS AMENDED BY ORDER IN COUNCIL DATED 22/02/1967 AS AMENDED BY SCHEME DATED 26/04/1971 AS AMENDED BY SCHEME DATED 10/04/1984 AS AMENDED BY ORDER IN COUNCIL DATED 11/04/1984 AS AMENDED BY SCHEME DATED 30/03/2011 AS AMENDED BY ORDER IN COUNCIL DATED 07/04/2011

Area of benefit

National

Organisation type

Standard registration

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Volunteer management
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 8 Trustees
  • 51 Employees
  • 900 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Sir Richard Sykes (Chair) King Edward Vii's Hospital Sister Agnes Up-to-date
Prof Alison Woollard Principal Fellows And Scholars Of Hertford College In The University Of Oxford Up-to-date
Lord Julian Hunt Cb Ma Phd None on record
John Krumins None on record
Dr Sophie Forgan None on record
Simon Godwin None on record
Christopher William Potter None on record
Sir William Roland Cedric Jackson None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Throughout England And Wales