MATTER is currently a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.  It is likely that we will seek charitable status in the near future.

Mixed funding approach

We are grateful to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for providing start-up funding for the Responsible Nano Forum/MATTER and funding of our project on Responsible Innovation and Food.

Other projects have received funding from various sources, including the UK government’s ScienceWise, (Nano&me), businesses (for our stakeholder consultation on what stakeholders expect of business), Framework 7 projects (Resagora & Future Foods) and research tenders or partnerships with various groups, including the European Commission, the LifeSciences Knowledge Transfer Network, CEFIC Long Range Research Institute, University of Michigan, University of Sheffield and Forum for the Future.

Please give us your support

We do not have core funding, though we would very much like some!

If you would like to contribute funds to the ongoing development of MATTER, please contact Hilary on 07799 625064 or email