Register of Charities - The Charity Commission ROYAL MICROSCOPICAL SOCIETY

Charity number: 241990
Charity reporting is up to date (on time)

Activities - how the charity spends its money

Our object is to promote the advancement of microscopical science through the discussion and publication of research into improvements in the construction and mode of application of microscopes and into those branches of science where microscopy is important, and to organise educational activities concerned with microscopy for the benefit of the general public and for the science community.

Income and expenditure

Data for financial year ending 31 December 2020

Charitable expenditure

Charitable expenditure

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Fundraising

This charity does not raise funds from the public

Trading

This charity does not have any trading subsidiaries.

Trustee payments

No trustees receive any remuneration, payments or benefits from the charity.