RSPB Phoenix group on reserve walk, RSPB Saltholme Reserve, Teeside

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 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:

  • Mrs Joyce Margaret Anderson
  • Mr Victor Robert Arnold
  • Mr John Robin Bishop
  • Mr Michael Thomas Bishop
  • Mr Peter Blud
  • Mr Brian Edward Brown
  • Mrs Daphne Margaret Ford
  • Dr Sylvia Rosalind Meek
  • Mrs Meriel Kathleen Moulson
  • Mrs Sylvia Parry
  • Mr Leonard Wilfred Saunders
  • Mr Reginald George Selley
  • Mr John Edward Stennett
  • Mr Craig Thomas and Mrs Jill Thomas
  • Mr Frederick Raymond Trevett
  • Mrs Wilna Wilson

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 more than £420,000 for RSPB conservation projects.

Volunteers

The RSPB enjoyed the support of 12,560 volunteers last year, giving the RSPB a gift of time of 954,075 hours. This is equivalent to an extra 558 full-time staff working for nature conservation. These volunteers helped with virtually every aspect of the RSPB's work, and we cannot thank them enough for their generous support. Additionally, 498,000 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 their 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:

  • Afra Gent Memorial Trust
  • Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP)
  • A J H Ashby Will Trust
  • Dr M Baker-Schommer
  • Mr Geoff Ball
  • The Banister Charitable Trust
  • Basel Zoo – Across the River
  • BirdLife International
  • Miss D E Blake
  • British Birdwatching Fair
  • British Trust for Ornithology
  • Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI)
  • Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey
  • Mr R G H Chapman
  • Charities Aid Foundation
  • Charities Trust
  • Comic Relief
  • Conservation International
  • Mrs M J Crawshaw
  • Devon Birds
  • Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund
  • The Arthur Ronald Dyer Charitable Trust
  • John Ellerman Foundation
  • The ERM Foundation
  • Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
  • Fondation Segré
  • The Gannochy Trust
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Ms A M Garnham
  • Gillman Charitable Trusts
  • David and Sarah Gordon
  • Mr Pat and Mrs Karin Goss
  • Miss Pamela Hadley Discretionary Trust
  • The (Doris Louise) Hailes Charitable Trust
  • The Hasluck Charitable Trust
  • International Eco Fund
  • International Seafood Sustainability Foundation
  • The Ivo Trust
  • Mrs E M Jones
  • Dr A von Kanel
  • The Kennedy Charitable Trust
  • Walters Kundert Charitable Trust
  • Dr Peter A Lawrence
  • Leethorne Trust
  • The A G Leventis Foundation
  • Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens/Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
  • Robert McCracken QC
  • Mrs J H Mihell
  • Miss Pamela Joan Millard Discretionary Trust
  • National Birds of Prey Trust
  • The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • The National Trust
  • The Nature Trust (Sandy) Ltd
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Friends of Pagham Harbour
  • Peacock Trust
  • People’s Postcode Lottery
  • Mr M J L Percival
  • Per Undeland
  • Mr C Pettiward
  • Jane and Nick Prentice
  • Rainforest Trust
  • Renewables Grid Initiative, Stiftung Mercator and the European Climate Foundation
  • Ridgeback Charitable Trust
  • The Rufford Foundation
  • Miss Norah Sharpley Discretionary Trust
  • Mr Nicholas Sherwin and Dame Sarah Asplin
  • Size of Wales
  • Peter Smith Charitable Trust for Nature
  • St Aidan’s Trust Fund
  • Nini Isabel Stewart Trust
  • Sussex Lund
  • Sussex Ornithological Society
  • Sustrans
  • Sir John Swire
  • The Late Miss E M Tyler Charitable Trust
  • Ulster Garden Villages
  • University of Cambridge
  • Vetwork UK
  • Franziska Vogel
  • David and Christine Walmsley
  • Michael and Rosemary Warburg
  • Whitley Animal Protection Trust
  • Colin Williams Charitable Trust
  • Mrs Judith Woodman
  • The Woodspring Trust

Landfill Communities Fund

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

  • Alpha Resource Management Ltd
  • Angus Environmental Trust
  • Biffa Award
  • Cory Environmental Trust in Britain
  • Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust
  • Derbyshire Environmental Trust
  • EB Scotland
  • FCC Environment through WREN
  • Fife Environment Trust
  • GrantScape
  • Highland Council
  • Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust
  • Impetus Environmental Trust
  • Mick George Community Fund
  • Patersons Quarries Ltd through LandTrust
  • SUEZ Communities Trust Ltd
  • Tarmac Ltd
  • Teesside Environmental Trust
  • Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment (TOE2)
  • Veolia Environmental Trust
  • Veolia North Thames 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
  • Appleby (Cayman) Ltd
  • Ardmore Whisky
  • Barratt Developments plc
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH
  • The Botanist Gin
  • The Caravan Club
  • CEMEX UK Ltd
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Conservation Grade
  • Co-operative Bank
  • East Village E20
  • Ecotricity Group Ltd
  • The Famous Grouse
  • Hanson UK Ltd
  • HSBC Water Programme
  • Hurtigruten Ltd
  • intu Properties plc
  • Kelda Group Ltd
  • Kettle Produce Ltd
  • Kingfisher plc
  • The Lagavulin Legacy
  • Lush Ltd
  • Marks & Spencer Farming for the Future Innovation
  • Marshalls
  • National Grid plc
  • Northumbrian Water
  • PwC
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Rohan Designs Ltd
  • SABIC
  • ScottishPower
  • ScottishPower Foundation
  • ScottishPower Renewables
  • SSE Renewable Generation
  • Smith & Sons (Bletchington) Ltd
  • Swarovski Optik
  • Tarmac Ltd
  • Tesco Bags of Help
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • Tideway
  • TNS Research International
  • Turcan Connell
  • United Utilities plc
  • Walkers Shortbread Ltd
  • 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 Community Action Fund
  • Allen Valleys Landscape Partnership through North Pennines AONB Partnerships
  • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Belfast Harbour Commissioners
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Big Lottery Fund – People and Places
  • Cairngorms National Park Authority
  • Clackmannanshire Council
  • Clacks Heritage Trust
  • Coastal Communities Fund Grant
  • The Crown Estate
  • Danish Development Assistance Programme (DANIDA)
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
  • Defra – Darwin Initiative
  • Defra – Darwin Plus
  • Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)
  • East Lothian Council
  • Environment Agency
  • European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)
  • European Commission – BEST
  • European Commission – DG Environment
  • European Commission – Erasmus+
  • 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 through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
  • ERDF – INTERREG IVA 2 Seas Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2007–2013
  • ERDF – INTERREG IVA France (Channel) England Cooperation Programme 2007–2013
  • Falkirk Council
  • Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
  • Forestry Commission England
  • Forestry Commission Scotland
  • The German Ministry for the Environment and Construction (BMUB) via the German State Development Bank (KfW)
  • 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 – Landscape Partnerships
  • Heritage Lottery Fund – Our Heritage
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Highlands Council
  • Historic Environmental Scotland
  • Isle of Anglesey County Council – Sustainable Development Fund
  • 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
  • Natural Resources Wales/Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Orkney Islands Council
  • Peak District National Park Authority
  • Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE)
  • Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER
  • SEPA Water Environment Fund
  • Scottish Government
  • Scottish Government – Marine Scotland Science
  • Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Scottish Natural Heritage Peatland Action Fund
  • Scottish Rural Development Programme
  • Solways Wetlands Landscape Partnership through Allerdale Borough Council
  • Somerset County Council
  • Sport England
  • Stirling Council
  • Tees Valley Community Foundation
  • Teesdale Area Action Partnership Fund via Mid Teesdale Project Partnership
  • Teignbridge District Council
  • Tourism NI
  • The US Fish and Wildlife Service – Wildlife Without Borders
  • VisitAberdeenshire
  • Waterways Ireland
  • Welsh Government – Core Funding
  • Welsh Government – Glastir
  • West Sussex County Council
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority