Sense about Science is an independent registered charity and our accounts are available on the Charity Commission website. Our work is made possible thanks to the generosity of a range of funders, including scientists, members of the public, trusts and foundations, professional and learned societies, universities, and scholarly publishers. We recognise that there is a public interest in the funding of charitable organisations and are committed to openness and transparency about the sources of our funding. We provide a detailed breakdown of our funding, listing all donors who have given over £100 in the PDFs below. As our funding policy makes clear, Sense about Science maintains independence from its funders who do not influence our work in return for their financial support.

Download a breakdown of our funding for YE 2016

Download a breakdown of our funding for YE 2015

We aim to maintain a wide funding base, and are proud of our high level of donations from members of the public. In addition to individual donations, Sense about Science has received support from the following organisations in the past two years (YE 2015 and YE 2016):

Alliance for Useful Evidence

Allergy Academy

Allergy UK

Amberstone Trust

Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine


Biochemical Society

Biomed Central


BMJ Group

British Ecological Society

British Institute of Radiology

British Pharmacological Society

British Psychological Society

British Society for Immunology

British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Cambridge University Press

Cornell University

Edgehill University



Emerson Charitable Trust

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation


Fondation de Luxemborg

Gatsby Foundation

Genetics Society

Good Thinking Society

Institute of Biomedical Science

Institute of Food Science and Technology

Institute of Physics Engineering and Medicine

INVOLVE Foundation

James Hutton Institute

Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science – UCL

John Innes Centre

John Innes Foundation

JRSST Charitable Trust

Karolinska Institutet

Kohn Foundation

Laura and John Arnold Foundation

London School of Economics

Manchester Statistical Society


Microbiology Society

MRC Centre for Drug Safety Science

Naji Foundation

Nature publishing group

National Nuclear Laboratory


Open Society Foundation

PHG Foundation

Physiological Society

Portland Press



Rothamsted Research

Royal College of Pathologists

Royal Meteorological Society

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Statistical Society


Sainsbury Laboratory

Sense about Science USA

Society for Applied Microbiology

Society for Endocrinology

Society for Experimental Biology

Society of Biology

St Andrew’s University

Stirling University


Taylor & Francis

The British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology

The Institution of Engineering and Technology – The IET

UK Cochrane Centre


University College London

University of Bedfordshire

University of Bristol

University of Cambridge

University of Chester

University of Edinburgh

University of Hull

University of Manchester

University of Oxford

University of Reading

University of Sheffield

University of Warwick

University of West of England

University of West Scotland

Walker Institute, University of Reading

Wellcome Trust