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Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017

The Linnean Society Of London

  • Income

    £2.1M

  • Spending

    £1.2M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 220509

Contact details

Public address

  • Linnean Society Of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF

Aims & activities

The Society's Royal Charter 1802 states the purpose as 'The Cultivation of the Science of Natural History in all its branches'. We care for world-renowned biological heritage collections, publish journals and other material and host free meetings/events about the natural world, available for all, provide free educational resources for all levels, award research grants and medals for excellence.

What the charity does

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

Who the charity helps

  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to individuals
  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body

Income and Endowments:

£2.1M

* £245.9K investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£1.2M

Assets and liabilities

  • £2.3M Own use assets
  • £3.3M Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £3.2M Other assets
  • £2.6M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

57%
99%
43%

Charitable objects

FOR THE CULTIVATION OF THE SCIENCE OF NATURAL HISTORY IN ALL ITS BRANCHES.

Governing document

ROYAL CHARTER 1802 (THE ORIGINAL CHARTER) AND SUPPLEMENTAL CHARTERS 1904 AND 2005

Area of benefit

London

Organisation type

Standard registration

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Volunteer management

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property. Some or all of this land or property must be used for the charity’s purposes.

  • 16 Trustees
  • 18 Employees
  • 10 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Prof Paul Henderson Cbe None on record
Dr Sandra Knapp (Chair) Botanical Society Of Britain And Ireland Up-to-date
Fauna & Flora International Up-to-date
Dr Rosie Trevelyan The South East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership Up-to-date
Dr Malcolm John Scoble Bsc Mphil Phd Dsc Fls None on record
Professor Georgina Mace Cbe Frs The Eden Trust Up-to-date
Dr Silvia Pressel None on record
Professor Mark Chase Frs Fls None on record
Dr Colin Clubbe Chagos Conservation Trust Up-to-date
Falklands Conservation Up-to-date
The Bentham-Moxon Trust Up-to-date
Dr Paul Smith None on record
Dr John, Charles David Fls None on record
Professor Simon John Hiscock Fls None on record
Dr Mark Watson Fls None on record
Dr Blanca Huertas Fls None on record
Dr Olwen Grace Fls None on record
Professor Alan Hildrew Fls None on record
Stephanie West Fls None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • City Of London