Donate Now to Improve Diversity in Ecology

Getting into a leading university and then making a career in ecology is particularly difficult if you are from a low income family and your parents or carers did not go to university. We want ensure that the next generation of ecologists get the support that they deserve.

That is why we are asking you to help us fund BES programmes like our  Ecology- the Next Generation A- level Summer School, which are designed to improve social mobility and increase diversity in our profession.  With your help, every year we will take 30 talented science A-level students studying at schools serving some of the most disadvantaged communities in the UK for a week long intensive residential field work programme.  The young people are supported by leading ecologists and practitioners – all of whom are all giving their time free of charge.  This is then followed up by support and mentoring of promising young ecologists.

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.  Your donation will be taken via PayPal and is free of commission.


There are two other ways of making a donation:

  • Send us a cheque made out to British Ecological Society to:  BES Fundraising, Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street. London WC1N 2JU
  • Call us on 020 7685 2500  Mon – Friday 9:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m. We can take a donation over the phone by debit or credit card or  we can tell you how you can make a direct bank transfer from anywhere in the world.

Every donation, however large or small will make a difference. For further help or assistance making a donation, please contact Paul Bower our Fundraising Manager.

The Legal Bit

By making a donation you acknowledge that the British Ecological Society, while making every effort to allocate your gift as requested, reserves an overriding discretion to allocate your gift to other crucial work of the Society and so it represents a gift to the Society for its general purposes and mission to generate communicate ecological knowledge and solutions, subject to this, your expression of wishes.