Donate Now to Improve Diversity in Ecology
We want ensure that the next generation of ecologists get the support that they deserve. Getting into a leading university and then making a career in ecology is particularly difficult if you are from an economically disadvantaged family and your parents or carers did not go to university.
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 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 single donation or set up a monthly standing order 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 irrespective of their background.
Alternatively, if you would like to direct your donation to supporting African ecologists working in some of the poorest countries in the world you can donate below.
Or you can send us a cheque made out to British Ecological Society to: BES Fundraising, Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street. London WC1N 2JU. Or you just call us on 020 7685 2500 Mon – Friday 9:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m and we can take a donation over the phone by debit or credit card. Every donation, however large or small will make a difference. Demand for all our programmes designed to support ecologists from some of the most disadvantaged communties in the UK and the developing world always exceeds supply. The world needs ecologists. Let’s support them.
For further help or assistance making a donation, please contact 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.