Donate Today to Inspire the Next Generation of Ecologists

Starting a career in ecology has never been easy. The Covid-19 pandemic and increased financial pressures on young people have made it even harder to take that first step particularly if you are from a low income background or a BAME community.

That is why we are asking you to donate to support our Ecology- the Next Generation initiative, which is designed to improve social mobility and increase diversity in our profession. Your generosity with help us secure the future of our education work, community outreach programmes, the Next Generation bursary schemes for young ecologists and our residential summer schools.

If you have a Facebook account, you can take your desire to help the next generation one step further, by setting up a Facebook Fundraiser to encourage your friends, family and contacts to donate as well. It’s simple and quick to start, and the money raised goes straight to the BES, so you don’t have to worry about transferring fundsFind out how here.

Together we are already making a difference. Caitlin Thomas, a final year Ecology and Conservation Biology student at Sheffield University, received one of our bursaries  This is what she said,

‘BES has changed my life by opening up new opportunities. They secured me a 6-month paid ecological consultancy placement which has helped me develop valuable skills that I can now take forward in my career. I could not have done any of this without financial support from BES.’

With your help we can do more. Even a small gift could make a big difference to a budding ecologist.  So please make a donation by clicking on the button below and help us ensure that the next generation of ecologists is drawn from the best and the brightest young people in the UK, whatever their background.


There are two other ways of making a donation:

  • Send us a cheque made out to British Ecological Society to:  British Ecological Society, Fundraising, Wharf Studios, 42 Wharf Road, London, N1 7GS, UK
  • Call our Development Manager Paul Bower on + 44(0)20 3994 8246  He can tell you how you can make a direct bank transfer from anywhere in the world. Paul can also give you details of how to make a free online or telephone will if you live in the UK and leave gift to support the next generation of ecologists.

Every donation, however large or small will make a difference. For more information about how you can support the next generation of ecologists contact Paul Bower our Senior Development Manager.