Spring Update and Appeal

Dear Supporters

We hope you are keeping well and coping with the Corona virus restrictions, NIS staff and volunteers are working from home but we're just as accessible as usual by phone 0118 327 4935 or email office@nuclearinfo.org

This year is our 20th  anniversary as Nuclear Information Service (though many of you will remember its predecessor, the Nuclear Information Project) and we are delighted to report that we have once again received a funding award from The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. The award covers much of our core costs for the next three years and enables us to continue our work researching, investigating and reporting on the UK nuclear weapons programme, exposing risks and costs and holding the MoD and regulators to account. Following the government's recent announcement that it will upgrade its nuclear warhead (see our blog for more details), we believe that our work is more important than ever.

While the award ensures we can keep going it does reduce significantly in years 2 and 3 so we need to focus more of our time on fundraising this year.  We are planning to upgrade our website to improve design, content and functionality and include a new free library of searchable documents for researchers and campaigners. We have received half of the cost from a funder but we still need another £4000 in order to complete all the upgrade – if you are not already donating could you please consider helping us fund this?

No amount is too small and you can Donate here or by cheque to NIS 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS

We are very grateful to all our supporters who donate occasionally or every month – regular donations are a huge help for budgeting and planning and the support is very encouraging.

Here are some of our the projects we are currently working on:

  • An update to our report 'Trouble Ahead: Risks and Rising Costs in the UK Nuclear Weapons Programme'
  • Providing Trouble Ahead reports and briefings to the new MPs
  • Providing support to a court challenge to the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator's refusal to publish safety reports
  • Investigating and reporting on the links between the new US and UK nuclear warheads
  • Supporting Nukewatch with an exhibition on nuclear warhead road transports throughout the UK
  • Continuing to monitor activities in the nuclear weapons programme and publish newsletters
  • Working with journalists and the media to increase public and parliamentary awareness
  • Meeting and liaising with the Office for Nuclear Regulation
  • Supporting disarmament campaign groups and partners

We love to get your feedback and questions at office@nuclearinfo.org

Many thanks and best wishes

Trish and all at Nuclear Information Service


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