How we're funded

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How we're funded

Great spotted woodpeckers © Bas Yates

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust relies on the support of our members to undertake our vital work through monthly or annual subscriptions, appeals and other donations, Gift Aid on these donations and gifts in Wills for the majority of our income.

In line with other landowners, we receive income for the land within our nature reserves through Basic Payments and Stewardship.  We also trade to raise funds for the Trust through our ecological consultancy, meeting room hire, sales of bird food, cards and other gifts, and through our log sales.

The Trust runs a range of projects that are supported by National Lottery funders,  Landfill Communities Fund operators and companies.  We also benefit from generous support from trusts and foundations that help fund our important work. Find out more about how The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Biffa Award and Severn Waste Services have helped to support our work or read below for information on smaller donors, trusts and foundations.

We have voluntarily registered with the Fundraising Regulator and are committed to ensuring that our fundraising complies with the Fundraising Code of Conduct. You can read our Fundraising Promise.

How we raise funds

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Worcestershire Wildlife Trust - income 2017-18

How we spend money

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Worcestershire Wildlife Trust - expenditure 2017-18

Donors, Trusts and Foundations

The Trust would like to thank the following for their ongoing support of our work.

Vine House Farm Bird Foods

The Wildlife Trusts have been partners with Vine House Farm Bird Foods for more than a decade, inspiring and enabling people to look after the wildlife in their garden. Feeding seed from Vine House Farm Bird Foods, home-grown on their wildlife-friendly farm in Lincolnshire has enabled tens of thousands of people to experience the joy of wildlife in their gardens.

It's not just garden birds or the wildlife at Vine House Farm that benefit from the partnership. Every purchase from Vine House Farm Bird Foods raises money for local Wildlife Trusts too. In ten years our partnership has raised over £1.25m nationwide and more than £20,000 right here in Worcestershire. 4% of every purchase and £10 for every new customer in Worcestershire is donated to Worcestershire Wildlife Trust!

Wildlife Travel

Wildlife Travel has been organising wildlife holidays in the UK and worldwide since 1988, with the aim of supporting nature conservation. Donations to the Trust are made depending on how many travellers from Worcestershire book their holidays.  To date we have received more than £2500 from Wildlife Travel, with more than £220,000 being donated to other Wildlife Trusts over the years.

This is a great opportunity to join a trip to discover wildlife, landscapes and culture whilst helping to raise money for wildlife right here at home. You could enjoy the spring flowers of the Burren or Mallorca, birdwatching on the Isle of Mull or from your houseboat in the Romanian Danube Delta or enjoying a ‘trip of a lifetime’ in Chile?

Whether travelling as individuals, couples or friends, no previous knowledge is needed and the pace is comfortable with a good standard of accommodation and travel.