Why support the Academy?

By supporting the Royal Academy of Engineering (Registered charity no: 293074) you will be joining some of the world’s most successful companies, distinguished charitable foundations and innovative entrepreneurs. Your support will help the Academy:

  • Embed engineering expertise into national policymaking, promoting a rebalancing of the economy through innovation, entrepreneurship and investment in productive industry
  • Inspire the next generation of engineers and ensure they benefit from the best teaching and resources available
  • Build skills at all levels - from schools to further and higher education - to ensure that business and industry have a strong supply of engineering talent
  • Create a research base strongly engaged with businesses that require the innovation and skills it provides
  • Showcase the role of creative engineering in everyday life and highlight its pivotal role in addressing global challenges

Over the last four decades, thanks to the sustained support of its funders, the Academy has helped build the UK’s capabilities in engineering research, innovation and entrepreneurship. We have worked with a wide range of partners to improve the teaching of STEM subjects in schools and attract the best young talent into the engineering profession.


Make a donation 

The Academy welcomes all donations and will ensure your donation is used optimally. If you are considering a donation and would like to talk to the Academy, please contact the Development team staff. 

If you wish to make a donation, please use the appropriate form below. 

Annual Fund 2017 brochure (578.66 KB)

Donation form for UK donors (123.45 KB)

Donation form for international donors (667.60 KB)


Engineer a better future: leaving a legacy gift

A legacy gift is one of the most effective ways you can support the Academy.

It is natural that your family and friends come first when considering a legacy. Once you have provided for loved ones, then there are several ways of leaving a gift to the Academy.

Unrestricted legacy bequests are vital to the work of the Academy as they enable us to direct funds to meet our strategic goals and plan for the future.

Your solicitor will advise you on the best way to record your intentions. If you wish to make a change to an existing will, a solicitor can also advise on writing a Codicil.

Engineer a better future: Academy legacy brochure (1.65 MB)

Your legacy gift to the Academy will help a new generation of engineers build our future - for the benefit of all.

Types of Legacy Gift

Unrestricted legacies allow our Trustee board to focus support according to our strategic priorities and therefore, are of the most benefit to the Academy.  However, if you wish your gift to be applied to a particular area of our work we are always happy to talk to you or your executors about how your gift can be used.

  • Residual legacy: A gift of all the remaining or a specified percentage of your estate, after all other gifts and costs have been deducted. Where only part of the residue is given, it is particularly important to ensure that the Royal Academy of Engineering receives that portion of the estate free from Inheritance Tax
  • Pecuniary legacy: A gift of a fixed sum of money, the value of which is likely to reduce over time with inflation

If you decide to include the Academy as a beneficiary of a legacy gift, we would be delighted to hear from you so that we may thank you appropriately and keep you personally abreast of our work. If you would like to talk further with us, please feel able to contact us at any time. 

If you would like to find out more, do please contact Fiona Stewart on 020 7766 0652 or by email.

The Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) can provide details of solicitors who have experience in drawing up wills. STEP can be contacted on +44 (0)20 7340 0500 or online:

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners website