Funding

The Council’s principal source of core income is dues from Members. The other major sources of income are grants from its host country France, various organizations and foundations.

The General Assembly approves draft budgets for the next triennium upon proposals received from the Executive Board, which is charged with finalizing the annual budgets. After consideration by the Committee on Finance and the Executive Board, the audited annual accounts are sent to all Members for approval. The ICSU Regional Offices are mainly supported by their host countries, with some funding from ICSU and other sources.

Members Dues

Annual dues are paid in accordance with Statute 41: ‘Each Member of ICSU shall pay annual dues within a scale determined by the General Assembly. Each International and Regional Scientific Associate shall pay annual dues determined by the General Assembly. National Associates pay no dues’.  The dues are based on the decision of the 30th General Assembly in 2011 and a new system of dues for National Members based on GDP and for Scientific Union Members based on their income from dues came into effect in 2012. Dues of International Associates are fixed at €500.

National Member Dues:
Statement of income and expenditure for 2017
Income
Euros

Membership dues

Membership dues

Euros

Members

2,418,997

Members

Euros

2,418,997

Scientific Unions

172,153

Scientific Unions

Euros

172,153

Scientific Associates

12,000

Scientific Associates

Euros

12,000

Provision Arrears

81,919

Provision Arrears

Euros

81,919

National Member support for GA / Dev. Countries travel

40,000

National Member support for GA / Dev. Countries travel

Euros

40,000

NSF support for WCRP

67,151

NSF support for WCRP

Euros

67,151

Grants from NSF

316,772

Grants from NSF

Euros

316,772

France

100,000

France

Euros

100,000

Taipei grant for ICOE

Taipei grant for ICOE

Euros

Taipei dedicated funds at the end of previous years

660,057

Taipei dedicated funds at the end of previous years

Euros

660,057

SIDA Grant for LIRA activities

504,607

SIDA Grant for LIRA activities

Euros

504,607

SIDA dedicated funds at the end of previous year

839,984

SIDA dedicated funds at the end of previous year

Euros

839,984

BOSCH for LIRA programme

35,000

BOSCH for LIRA programme

Euros

35,000

IDRC funds for INGSA

233,533

IDRC funds for INGSA

Euros

233,533

Other income

1,590

Other income

Euros

1,590

Cancellation other provision

10,025

Cancellation other provision

Euros

10,025

Investment income

89,782

Investment income

Euros

89,782

Total income

5,859,313

Total income

Euros

5,859,313

Expenditure
Euros

Governance meetings

172,045

Governance meetings

Euros

172,045

Policy committees

143,093

Policy committees

Euros

143,093

International Programme & Interdisciplinary Bodies

1,365,760

International Programme & Interdisciplinary Bodies

Euros

1,365,760

Policy Activities & Fora

40,465

Policy Activities & Fora

Euros

40,465

Capacity Development & Early Career Science activities

1,308,214

Capacity Development & Early Career Science activities

Euros

1,308,214

International Events

43,863

International Events

Euros

43,863

Other Review response actions & New Initiatives

34,954

Other Review response actions & New Initiatives

Euros

34,954

Membership

313,530

Membership

Euros

313,530

Regional Offices

233,305

Regional Offices

Euros

233,305

Outreach

138,710

Outreach

Euros

138,710

Human resources

2,086,471

Human resources

Euros

2,086,471

Administration / Overheads

161,821

Administration / Overheads

Euros

161,821

Contingency / Provision

Contingency / Provision

Euros

Loss on arrears

1,688

Loss on arrears

Euros

1,688

Loss on exchange

9,223

Loss on exchange

Euros

9,223

Investment charges & losses*

22,317

Investment charges & losses*

Euros

22,317

Total expenditure

6,075,459

Total expenditure

Euros

6,075,459

Excess of income over expenditure

-216,146

Excess of income over expenditure

Euros

-216,146

* Including provision for unrealized losses on Portfolio for a total amount of 5,9K €

Balance Sheet
Assets
Euros

Bank & cash balances

2,112,280

Bank & cash balances

Euros

2,112,280

Marketable securities

2,270,769

Marketable securities

Euros

2,270,769

NSF & UNESCO, funds for IRDR & RIO+20

NSF & UNESCO, funds for IRDR & RIO+20

Euros

Others assets

66,833

Others assets

Euros

66,833

Fixed assets

6,760

Fixed assets

Euros

6,760

Total assets

4,456,642

Total assets

Euros

4,456,642

Liabilities
Euros

External funds allocated

827,895

External funds allocated

Euros

827,895

Sundry creditors & accruals

480,021

Sundry creditors & accruals

Euros

480,021

Provision / Retirement

218,404

Provision / Retirement

Euros

218,404

Total liabilities

1,526,320

Total liabilities

Euros

1,526,320

Reserves
Euros

Mandatory reserve

1,500,000

Mandatory reserve

Euros

1,500,000

General fund / Retained earnings

1,646,468

General fund / Retained earnings

Euros

1,646,468

Total reserves

3,146,468

Total reserves

Euros

3,146,468

Net Result

-216,146

Net Result

-216,146