Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 30 September 2018
The Royal Institution Of Great Britain
- 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
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:
* £191.0K investment gains(losses)
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
Raises funds from the Public
This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries
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 the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
(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 documentGRANTED 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
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 8 Trustees
- 51 Employees
- 900 Volunteers
|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