How does my donation contribute?
All donations, along with any other income that we receive from grants or payments, go towards our (charitable) aims: to make the science centre organisation and run its activities for the public, and create the science centre building and everything in it. This includes things like (reasonable) staff salaries, costs for creating exhibits and running events in schools or in public, and fees for necessary professional services (like accountants or consultants, where we can’t do these activities ourselves).
We’re dedicated to making the Exeter Science Centre for the benefit of the community, not to make ourselves a profit, and we’re working towards Charity status this year. We’ll be publishing the details of our income and expenditure in full in our Annual Report (small donations from individuals are of course anonymous). We feel that companies and charities, particularly those working for public benefit, should operate fairly and transparently – and we’re keen to lead by example.