How will it be funded?
The capital cost of the acquisition of the Stanford site and the construction of the new Defence establishment are the subject of a fundraising campaign. The cost of operating the new Defence establishment will fall to the Ministry of Defence. Funding for the capital and operating costs of the national element, when they have been determined, will come from other sources. The fundraising campaign (where the target is £300M) is being led by the Duke of Westminster. The Duke has acquired the Stanford Hall estate as the site for the DNRC, and has made a very substantial donation to the project beyond that which he has already given. Donations to the armed forces and the nation on this scale seldom occur – the DNRC promises to be a remarkable legacy.