Every donation to BSBI directly supports our mission to advance the understanding and appreciation of wild plants and their conservation in Britain and Ireland.

We know our supporters believe in the work we do and often like to donate towards work that particularly aligns with their interests. On this page you will find details of our current funding priorities, as well as past campaigns and appeals.

Current Priorities

Support for Recorders

The work of recorders and recording communities is central to all the work that the BSBI does. We want to ensure that our digital systems support recorders’ needs, that we provide adequate, relevant training and opportunities to train others, and that we are advancing projects that achieve significant impact through using our data for botanical conservation.

We want to raise £10,000 to allow us to increase the capacity of BSBI staff to focus on this work, capitalising on the effort of volunteers and experts within BSBI. With few overheads, we hope to see real impact on the amount of support available for recorders in a short period of time.

We're extremely grateful to the estate and family of long-time BSBI VCR and recorder Clive Lovatt for their foundational support for this appeal. Visit the Support for Recorders Appeal page to find out more and donate.


Leaving a gift in your Will to the BSBI can be one of the most impactful ways to support our work for generations to come; and yet only 6% of people leave a legacy to a charity.

Join our community of individuals who have pledged to remember BSBI in their Will and support our work into the future.

To find out more, visit our dedicated Legacies page.

Gift Aid

As a charity, BSBI can claim Gift Aid on all eligible donations, increasing their value by 25% at no additional cost to the donor.

If you are a donor who has not yet signed a Gift Aid declaration with us, please complete a Gift Aid form (available as either a pdf or a Word doc) - so BSBI can reclaim tax from your payment.

Donate Online

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Other ways to give

By cheque - please make payable to BSBI and post to:
Julie Etherington (BSBI Finance Manager)
Church Folde,
2 New Street,
L40 2QP
United Kingdom

By bank transfer - our bank details are:
Account Name: Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland
Sort Code: 40-52-40
Account Number: 00023758

Through CAF Donate - BSBI accepts all forms of donations through CAF Donate, including CAF Vouchers and Account Payments.
To donate through CAF, please follow this link.
CAF Cheques or Vouchers should be posted to the address above.

Through easyfundraising - register here and easily raise free funds for BSBI while shopping online at over 7,000 brands.

Past Campaigns

The Atlas Appeal

Plant Atlas 2020 officially launched in March 2023, the most in-depth survey of British and Irish flora ever undertaken. This was only possible thanks to the tireless work of BSBI recorders and the generosity of BSBI members, donors, supporters and partners.

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