Donations & Bequests to the National Centre

Donations, Bequests and Sponsorship

From the original inception of the National Centre (NC) project the facility was set up to be largely self-funding, and on a day-to-day basis running costs are met through income generated from the range of activities that take place on site, whether directly model flying related or commercial booking of facilities and spaces.

However, since the very beginning of the project donations and bequests have played a key role in the ongoing development and particularly in respect of infrastructure projects.

The NC has already benefitted from a number of direct donations from members, BMFA clubs and Areas, plus a significant initial bequest which supported the development of the Goldsmith Hangar, additionally, larger facilities projects such as the Tethered Car Track and the Control Line Hard Circle have largely been financed through fundraising carried out by the associated groups and technical committees.

If you would like to make a donation, either as an individual or as a representative of an organisation or club, then we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Donations can be targeted to purchase specific items of equipment or to fund projects within the National Centre.

Additionally, if you would like to make a bequest within your Will then again, we would be very pleased to hear from you and can provide assistance with wording if required. 

A ‘pledge’ of a percentage of your estate is also a way to help us ensure the future of the Centre and leave a lasting legacy that will support Aeromodelling for the future.


There are also opportunities for commercial organisations to sponsor aspects of the National Centre in return for visible brand placement and sharing.

Please contact Manny Williamson ( if you would like to discuss future support of the National Centre through the opportunities outlined.