The Science Centres For Our Future campaign is calling on the Government to set up an Emergency Resilience Fund to support the UK’s national network of over 40 Science Centres, many of which are at risk due to the measures they have had to take during the Covid-19 pandemic.
All our Science Centres deliver inspirational and inclusive science experiences and programmes for schools, families and children across our regional towns and cities. Many young people will have their first experience of science thanks to these much-loved local centres.
Together these educational charities welcome millions of visitors every year to science, have a turnover of £200 million, and employ over 5000 people skilled in the art of engaging the public with science. Without urgent funding we are at risk of losing our world-class Science Centres.