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. It is greatly appreciated and crucial to help save nature.

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:

  • Mr Brian Roger Baker
  • Mrs Alexanderina Campbell Bell
  • Mr John Arthur Cook
  • Mr Mark Dalton
  • Mrs Wendy Vivienne Dalton
  • Mrs Edna Daphne Emily Daniels
  • Ms Nadia Mary Dunning
  • Mr Nigel George Hanman
  • Mr Norman Kendrick
  • Mr Maurice Peregrine Lightfoot
  • The Hamish and Grace Spence Bequest

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 £394,476 for RSPB conservation projects.

Volunteers

The RSPB enjoyed the support of 12,101 volunteers last year, giving the RSPB a gift of time of 1,032,181 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, 361,567 people gave an hour of their time to participate in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

Charitable trusts, non-governmental organisations and individual donors

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

  • A14 Community Fund administered by Cambridgeshire Community Foundation
  • Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP)
  • Mr A N Alderson & Mrs S A Allen
  • Mr Iain Macauley Anderson Discretionary Trust
  • Angus and Dundee Bird Club
  • The Endangered Landscapes Programme funded by Arcadia, a charitable fund of Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing
  • A J H Ashby Will Trust
  • Mr Geoff Ball
  • Baltic Sea Conservation Foundation
  • The Banister Charitable Trust
  • Mr William Barnes
  • Robert Barr Charitable Trust
  • Herb and Patricia Bartel
  • Cameron Bespolka Trust
  • BirdLife International
  • Raymond Booth Discretionary Will Trust
  • Joyce E Box Discretionary Trust
  • Mr Mick Braddick
  • British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)
  • Brown Forbes Memorial Fund
  • Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI)
  • Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)
  • Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey
  • Charities Aid Foundation
  • Charities Trust
  • Lady Pia Chelwood
  • John S Cohen Foundation
  • Comic Relief
  • Conservation International (CI)
  • The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust
  • Delta Birding Festival
  • Ms E Desmond
  • Devon Birds
  • Disney Conservation Fund
  • The Duchy of Cornwall
  • EcoFac
  • John Ellerman Foundation
  • The ERM Foundation
  • Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
  • Fort Worth Zoo
  • The Gannochy Trust
  • Joan Garrett Trust
  • The Horace and Helen Gillman Trusts
  • David and Sarah Gordon
  • Dr P R Gosling
  • Mr Pat and Mrs Karin Goss
  • Mr Adam Gray Discretionary Trust
  • Miss Pamela Hadley Discretionary Trust
  • The (Doris Louise) Hailes Charitable Trust
  • Mr Richard Hale
  • Margaret Joyce Hallas Discretionary Trust
  • Mrs Margaret Hammond
  • E E Harvey Discretionary Trust
  • The Hasluck Charitable Trust
  • Daphne Grace Henry Family Discretionary Trust
  • Highland Perthshire Community Land Trust
  • IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative
  • International Eco Fund
  • International Iguana Foundation
  • The Jephcott Charitable Trust
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)
  • Frank Kelly Charitable Trust
  • Dr Peter A Lawrence and The Betty Liebert Trust
  • A. G. Leventis Foundation
  • June Valerie Simmonds Lewis Discretionary Trust
  • The Geoffrey Arnold of Longdon Memorial Trust
  • Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens/Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association •  Ludwick Family Foundation
  • The Orr Mackintosh Foundation (Sharegift)
  • Mains of Loirston Trust
  • Makin Family Trust
  • The Michael Marks Charitable Trust
  • MAVA Foundation
  • Robert McCracken QC
  • Ann McElroy Discretionary Trust
  • The Gerald Micklem Charitable Trust
  • Mrs Audrey Dorothy Mines and Mr Philip &  Mrs Pat Strachan
  • John Muir Trust
  • The Late Frances Ann Murdoch Discretionary Trust
  • Pamela Frederica Mure Discretionary Trust
  • National Birds of Prey Trust
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • The National Trust
  • The Nature Trust (Sandy) Ltd
  • The Northwick Trust
  • The Bill Nygren Foundation
  • Oglesby Charitable Trust
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Friends of Pagham Harbour
  • The Peacock Charitable Trust
  • People’s Trust For Endangered Species (PTES)
  • Mr C Pettiward
  • Pew Charitable Trust
  • Planterra International Foundation
  • Postcode Local Trust
  • Rainforest Trust
  • Mrs M Rendall
  • Renewables Grid Initiative, Stiftung Mercator  and the European Climate Foundation
  • The Ridgeback Charitable Trust
  • Sloane Robinson Foundation
  • The Rufford Foundation
  • San Diego Zoo Global
  • Scottish Mines Restoration Trust
  • ScottishPower Foundation
  • Scottish Raptor Study Group
  • Mr Nicholas Sherwin and Dame Sarah Asplin
  • Miss Kathleen Beryl Sleigh Charitable Trust
  • South Georgia Heritage Trust
  • St. Aiden’s Trust Fund
  • John and Beverly Stauffer Foundation
  • Nini Isabel Stewart Trust
  • Sussex Ornithological Society 
  • Talnotry Avian Care Trust
  • Beryl Thomas Animal Welfare Trust
  • Edi Truell Foundation
  • Ulster Garden Villages
  • UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
  • Vetwork UK
  • Christine and David Walmsley
  • Michael and Rosemary Warburg
  • The Geoffrey Watling Charity 
  • Whitley Animal Protection Trust
  • Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
  • Colin Williams Charitable Trust
  • Mr R A Williams
  • J & J R Wilson Charitable Trust
  • The Woodland 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:

 

  • Alpha Resource Management Ltd
  • Biffa Award
  • EB Scotland Ltd
  • Enovert Community Trust
  • Environmental Projects Agency Ltd UK (NEWS)
  • FCC Communities Foundation (formally FCC Environment through WREN)
  • GrantScape / Mick George
  • Groundwork Northern Ireland
  • lbstock Enovert Trust 
  • Lancashire Environmental Fund
  • Newport City Council 
  • SUEZ Communities Trust Ltd
  • Teesside Environmental Trust
  • The Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment (TOE)
  • 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
  • Animal Friends Pet Insurance
  • The Ardmore
  • Barratt Developments plc
  • The Caravan and Motorhome Club
  • CEMEX UK Ltd
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Co-operative Bank
  • cottages.com
  • Ecotricity Group Ltd
  • The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)
  • The Famous Grouse
  • Hoseasons 
  • HSBC UK
  • Hurtigruten Ltd
  • idverde UK Ltd
  • Kantar
  • Kingfisher plc
  • Lush Ltd
  • Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Ltd
  • Maginus Software Solutions Ltd 
  • Marshalls PLC
  • Mctaggart and Mickel
  • National Grid plc
  • Ørsted Wind Power
  • PwC
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • SABIC UK Petrochemicals
  • Scotrail
  • ScottishPower
  • Scottish Water
  • Severn Trent Water
  • Smith & Sons (Bletchington) Ltd
  • Swarovski Optik
  • Tarmac
  • Turcan Connell
  • United Utilities plc
  • Waterloo Investment Holdings Ltd
  • Weird Fish Clothing Ltd
  • Withers LLP
  • 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
  • Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council
  • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Cairngorms LEADER
  • Cairngorms National Park Authority
  • Coastal Communities Fund Grant
  • Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)
  • D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Danish Development Assistance Programme (DANIDA)
  • Dartmoor National Park Authority
  • The Darwin Initiative - funded by the UK Government
  • The Dedham Vale AONB
  • Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO)
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) NI
  • DFID Partnerships for Forests
  • Environment Agency
  • European Commission – BEST 
  • European Commission – DG Environment 
  • European Commission – LIFE
  • European Commission – Thematic Programme for Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources including Energy (ENRTP)
  • The European Regional Development Fund (INTERREG VA) managed by the Special EU Programmes Body
  • Fermanagh & Omagh District Council
  • Fife Council
  • Forestry Commission England
  • Forestry Commission Scotland
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Glasgow Life European Championship Fund
  • Highways England
  • Horsham District Council
  • International Fund for Agriculture (IFAD)
  • Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Marine Scotland
  • The National Lottery Community Fund –  People and Places (formally Big Lottery Fund)
  • The National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • The National Lottery Heritage Fund – Our Heritage
  • The National Lottery Heritage Fund –  Heritage Grants
  • The National Lottery Heritage Fund –  Landscape Partnership Scheme
  • The National Lottery Heritage Fund –  Lough Erne Landscape Partnership (LELP) •
  • Natural England
  • Natural England - Action for Birds in England (AfBiE) partnership
  • New Forest National Park Authority
  • Newry, Mourne & Down District Council
  • Nottinghamshire County Council
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)
  • 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
  • Perth & Kinross Council
  • Portland Court Leet
  • Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE)
  • Scottish Government
  • 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
  • Snowdonia National Park Authority
  • Special European Union Programmes Body (SEUPB)
  • Sport England
  • Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
  • SUSTRANS Community Links Programme
  • Teignbridge District Council
  • Thoresby Estates
  • Transport Scotland
  • UK Government - Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF)
  • The United Nations Environment Programme/ Agreement on the Conservation of African Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (UNEP/AEWA)
  • The University of Oxford
  • USAID: West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change
  • Visit Wales Targeted Match Fund
  • Waterways Ireland
  • Welsh Government – Core Funding & Transition Funding
  • Welsh Government – Glastir
  • West Bengal State Government: MoEFCC, India