The SMC is housed within the Royal Institution but independent from any single scientific body. To preserve our independence, funding has been sought from a wide variety of sources, none of which have contributed more than 5% of the total running costs (£400,000 per year).
Media groups, charities, universities, industry, professional associations and individuals are all taking part in funding the Science Media Centre. The list below shows the organisations that have committed funds towards our running costs in the last twelve months:
The Engineering and Technology Board (ETB) is an independent organisation that promotes the essential role of engineers, engineering and technology in society. The ETB partners business and industry, Government and the wider science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) community. The ETB fund the Science Media Centre on behalf of the engineering community. Visit the ETB website for a list of member organisations.
Refurbishment costs were met by a generous donation from John Ritblat. In recognition of this vital support, the main office of the Science Media Centre has been named the John Ritblat room.
The Dixon Group PLC generously donated our IT equipment.
Trinity Mirror PLC have donated money towards furnishing the Centre.