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Let’s give ecologists the support that they deserve

Studying and working in ecology has always had its challenges. But, with mounting financial pressures and increased obstacles to establishing yourself and maintaining a position in the profession, it is getting even harder. BES already does a great deal to support ecologists of all ages through our education, careers and grants programmes. We would like to do even more. That is why we are appealing to you to make a donation through our JustGiving platform. If you are a UK taxpayer you can claim Gift Aid which could add an additional 25p in the £ to your donation. You can make a one-off or monthly donation to support our mission to ‘generate, communicate and promote ecological knowledge and solutions’ 


Alternatively you can tell us how you would prefer your donation to be spent.

Ecology –  The Next Generation provides funding to support our initiatives designed to attract the best talent into ecology and increase the diversity of people studying and working in ecology.  This year’s campaign will support ecologists with limited funds to attend Annual Meeting.


Ecology in Africa provides additional  funding for our work with local partners in Africa including our successful and Ecologists in Africa grant programme.


Bridging the Gap supporting PhD students  and early career ecologists in the difficult period when funding has ended and they are looking to secure their first position in the profession.


Or you can make a donation in the old fashioned way by sending us a cheque to: Fundraising, British Ecological Society, Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street. London WC1N 2JU. Or call us on 020 7685 2500 and we can take a donation over the phone. You will receive a written confirmation of receipt of your donation.

Every donation, however large or small will make a difference because demand for all our programmes always exceeds supply and our ability to support deserving applicants. For example, only 6% of applicants to our Ecologists in Africa programme receive funding, even though 20% of them score above 80% in their assessment. BES travel grants designed to help early career ecologists attend meetings and symposia are often exhausted a few days after we open for applications.

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.