Thank you

From individual members and supporters to multi-national companies, we have a lot of people to thank!

Members and supporters

The support and loyalty of our members is critical to the success and achievements of the RSPB. Meeting the rigorous conservation targets that we set would not be possible without the enormous contributions that members make.

Members help in many ways, all of them equally important, including: financially, through volunteering, by supporting RSPB campaigns through letter writing, and by helping to deliver RSPB projects on the ground through local groups.

We would also like to thank all of the supporters who contribute generously through in memoriam, raffles, lotteries, payroll giving, regular gifts, appeals and other forms of support.

Legacies

Legacy income makes a vital impact on our conservation work each year. Whilst it is impossible to thank every single one of our generous benefactors here, we would like
to mention the following:

  • Miss Barbara Aske Bettridge
  • Mr Brian Edward Brown
  • Mrs Jean Ethel Hall
  • Ms Gwendolen Mary Hunt-Jones
  • Mr Harrison Jones
  • Miss Veronica Josephine MacMillan
  • Mr Maurice George Benjamin Melzak
  • Miss Margaret Elizabeth Meredith
  • Mr Charles Edward Victor Saxton
  • Miss Isobel Marjorie Stewart
  • Mrs Margaret Irene Summers
  • Mrs José Margaret Tsiknakis
  • Mrs Hazel Kathleen Wright

Community groups

RSPB local groups, RSPB Wildlife Explorer groups and RSPB Phoenix groups worked unstintingly over the year. Our local groups provide a great focus for us in local communities, involve many people in our work, and raised £317,000 for RSPB conservation projects.

Volunteers

The RSPB enjoyed the support of 11,973 volunteers last year, giving the RSPB a gift of time of 972,778 hours. 24% of all the time worked to save nature is undertaken by our volunteers and they account for 85% of our workforce.

These volunteers helped with virtually every aspect of the RSPB's work, and we cannot thank them enough for their generous support. Additionally, 451,300 people gave an hour of their time to participate in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch.

Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has provided essential support for RSPB projects to restore our natural heritage and bring nature into people's everyday lives. The RSPB is indebted to HLF for its continued support for our work.

Charitable trusts, non-governmental organisations and individual donors

We are grateful for the support received and would particularly like to acknowledge the following:

  • Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP)
  • Derek Allpass Foundation
  • Alpine Garden Society
  • Angus and Dundee Bird Club
  • Jeanne Arnold and Ray Arnold
  • A J H Ashby Will Trust
  • Mr Geoff Ball
  • Baltic Sea Conservation Foundation
  • The Banister Charitable Trust
  • Mrs Elizabeth Bell
  • Mr Dennis John Bennett Discretionary Trust
  • Birdlife International
  • British Birdwatching Fair
  • British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)
  • Brown Forbes Memorial Fund
  • Mr Roger Charles Burchett
  •  Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI)
  • Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey
  • Charities Aid Foundation
  • Charities Trust
  • Comic Relief
  • Conservation International (CI)
  • Ms Miel de Botton
  • Ms E Desmond
  • Devon Birds
  • Louis Frederick De Warr Discretionary Trust
  • EcoFac
  • John Ellerman Foundation
  • The ERM Foundation
  • Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
  • European Bird Census Council – Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS)
  • European Outdoor Conservation Association
  • Sir Graham and Lady Toyoko Fry
  • The Gannochy Trust
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Gillman Charitable Trusts
  • Mr Pat and Mrs Karin Goss
  • Mr Richard Hale
  • The Hasluck Charitable Trust
  • International Eco Fund
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Dr Peter A Lawrence and The Betty Liebert Trust
  • A. G. Leventis Foundation
  • Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens/Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
  • Ludwick Family Foundation
  • Ms Camilla Rosemary Lyster Discretionary Will Trust
  • The Lytham Schools Foundation
  • The Gerald Micklem Charitable Trust
  • National Birds of Prey Trust
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • The National Trust
  • The Nature Trust (Sandy) Ltd
  • The Bill Nygren Foundation
  • Oglesby Charitable Trust
  • The Orr Mackintosh Foundation (Sharegift)
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Friends of Pagham Harbour
  • The Peacock Charitable Trust
  • Mr C Pettiward
  • Pew Charitable Trust
  • Postcode Local Trust
  • The Annie Powell Discretionary Trust
  • Rainforest Trust
  • Renewables Grid Initiative, Stiftung Mercator and the European Climate Foundation
  • Ridgeback Charitable Trust
  • The Rufford Foundation
  • Scottish Mines Restoration Trust
  • ScottishPower Foundation
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Mrs Hilda Mary Slee Discretionary Trust
  • Peter Smith Charitable Trust for Nature
  • The Spear Charitable Trust
  • St Aidan's Trust Fund
  • Nini Isabel Stewart Trust
  • Stockholm Environment Institute (York Centre)
  • Sussex Lund
  • Sussex Ornithological Society
  • Sustrans
  • Mr K D Sutton and Harewood Downs Golf Club
  • John Swire 1989 Charitable Trust
  • The Truell Conservation Foundation
  • Ulster Garden Villages
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of East Anglia
  • Vetwork UK
  • Whitley Animal Protection Trust
  • Colin Williams Charitable Trust
  • J & J R Wilson Charitable Trust
  • Woodland Trust
  • World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)
  • The John Young Charitable Trust
  • Zoo Basel

We would also like to acknowledge supporters who wish to remain anonymous, who have generously contributed towards our conservation work.

Landfill Communities Fund

We are grateful for funding support from the following organisations through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund:

  • Angus Environmental Trust
  • Biffa Award
  • EB Scotland Ltd
  • Enovert Community Trust - (formerly Cory Environmental Trust in Britain)
  • Environmental Projects Agency Ltd UK (NEWS)
  • FCC Environment through WREN
  • lbstock Enovert Trust (formerly Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust)
  • Lancashire Environmental Fund
  • Newport City Council
  • Northumbrian Water
  • SUEZ Communities Trust Ltd
  • Tees Valley Community Foundation
  • Teesside Environmental Trust
  • Trust for Oxfordshire's Environment (TOE2)
  • Veolia Environmental Trust
  • Viridor Credits Environmental Company

Business supporters

The RSPB enjoys successful partnerships with business supporters to our mutual benefit. We would particularly like to acknowledge the following:

  • ALDI Stores Ltd
  • Anesco Ltd
  • The Ardmore
  • Barratt Developments plc
  • Bowland Brewery
  • The Caravan and Motorhome
  • Club (CAMC)
  • CEMEX UK Ltd
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Co-operative Bank
  • Ecotricity Group Ltd
  • Essex and Suffolk Water
  • The Famous Grouse
  • Hanson UK Ltd
  • HSBC UK
  • Hurtigruten Ltd
  • idverde UK Ltd
  • Kantar TNS
  • Kingfisher plc
  • Lush Ltd
  • Maginus Software Solutions Ltd
  • Marshalls Mono Ltd
  • National Grid plc
  • PwC
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Rohan Designs Ltd
  • SABIC UK Petrochemicals
  • Scotrail
  • ScottishPower
  • ScottishPower Renewables
  • Scottish Water
  • SSE Renewable Generation
  • Smith & Sons (Bletchington) Ltd
  • Swarovski Optik
  • Tarmac Trading Ltd
  • Tesco Bags of Help
  • Tideway
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transform Fund
  • Turcan Connell
  • United Utilities plc
  • Vattenfall
  • Walkers Shortbread
  • Weird Fish Clothing Ltd
  • Withers LLP
  • Wyndham Vacation Rentals
  • Yorkshire Water

Support from statutory sector and other public bodies

We are grateful for co-operation and support from organisations of many kinds, and would especially like to thank the following:

  • Aberdeen Harbour's Community Action Fund
  • Allen Valleys Landscape Partnership through North Pennines AONB Partnerships
  • Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council
  • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Big Lottery Fund – People and Place
  • Cairngorms National Park Authority
  • Clackmannanshire Council
  • Coastal Communities Fund Grant
  • The Crown Estate
  • D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Danish Development Assistance Programme (DANIDA)
  • The Darwin Initiative – funded by the UK Government
  • The Dedham Vale / Suffolk Coasts and Heath AONB
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
  • Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) NI
  • Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government NI
  • Environment Agency
  • Environment Agency Northern Ireland
  • European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)
  • European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development through the RDPE LEADER funding programme via the Central Sussex Local Action Group
  • European Climate Foundation
  • European Commission – BEST
  • European Commission – DG Environment
  • European Commission – European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
  • European Commission – LIFE
  • European Commission – Thematic Programme for Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources including Energy (ENRTP)
  • European Union – European Environment Agency
  • European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
  • The European Regional Development Fund (INTERREG VA) managed by the Special EU Programmes Body
  • Fermanagh & Omagh District Council
  • Forestry Commission England
  • Forestry Commission Scotland
  • Glasgow Council
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands
  • Haryana State Government: MoEFCC, India
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Heritage Lottery Fund – Heritage Grants
  • Heritage Lottery Fund – Living Levels Landscape Partnership
  • Heritage Lottery Fund – Our Heritage
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • The Highland Council
  • Mines Restoration Ltd
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India
  • Moors for the Future Partnership
  • Natural England
  • Natural England – Action for Birds in England partnership
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • Natural Resources Wales/Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru
  • New Forest Association
  • New Forest National Park Authority
  • Newry, Mourne & Down District Council
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Orkney Islands Council
  • Orkney Islands LEADER Programme 2014–2020
  • Partnerships for Forests – funded by the UK Department for International Development
  • Peak District National Park Authority
  • Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE)
  • Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER
  • Scottish Government and the European LEADER 2014–2020 Programme
  • Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Scottish Natural Heritage Peatland Action Fund
  • Scottish Rural Development Programme
  • Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership through Allerdale Borough Council
  • Special European Union Programmes Body (SEUPB)
  • Sport England
  • Stirling Council
  • Teignbridge District Council
  • UK Government – Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF)
  • USAID: West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change
  • VisitAberdeenshire
  • Waterways Ireland
  • Welsh Government – Core Funding
  • Welsh Government – Glastir
  • West Bengal State Government: MoEFCC, India
  • West Sussex County Council
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority