The principle funder of CEDA is the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Within the NERC organisational structure CEDA is part of NERC's National Centre for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) and National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO). It also runs BADC and NEODC which are NERC data centres.
CEDA is a group within the Science and Technology Research Council (STFC). All the staff are directly employed by STFC. The group is in the Earth Observation and Atmospheric Science division of the RAL Space department.