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Funding and finances

To ensure our independence, the Royal Society is funded from a variety of sources.

Support from foundations, corporations and donors

Gifts from foundations, corporations and individual donors, as well as legacies in the form of bequests and contributions received in the memory of others, help us maintain our independence, influence and lead scientific discovery and create a future for scientific excellence. To find out more, please contact the Development team at or on +44 207 451 2211.

Grants from government

We receive a Parliamentary Grant from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to support our work on scientific excellence and innovation, science and mathematics education, international activities and science communication activities.

Financial statements

Summary financial statements are available in the Trustees' Report. A full copy of the audited accounts is available by contacting our finance department.