If you have enjoyed being a member of BSBI or have been inspired by the varied resources available on this website, why not leave a legacy or make a donation to the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland?
Why does BSBI seek financial help?
Our membership supports our Identification Handbooks and other publications, our scientific journal, our Conferences and Field Meetings and basic administration. We aim to keep our subscription affordable to all.
BSBI employs staff to support our voluntary botanical field-recording network, to collect and interpret the field data and to make the findings available to all conservationists and botanists. This is financed partly by public sector grants, but these are typically limited to half the costs so the other half must be found from the private sector, mostly from legacies and donations to BSBI.
BSBI Training & Education works with educational partner organisations to deliver affordable courses suitable to the needs of aspiring botanists of all ages, and much more - see the Training page. All of the supporting funds come from legacies and donations to BSBI.
How can you help?
Legacies in a will should be left for the general purposes of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland at its registered address: 29 West Farm Court, Broompark, Durham DH7 7RN. Legacies to BSBI are exempt from Inheritance Tax as BSBI is a registered charity in England and Wales (1152954) and in Scotland (SC038675).
Gifts of any amount to the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland may be remitted direct to our Hon. Membership Secretary. We would request that donors consider completing a Gift Aid declaration (available from the Membership Secretary Gwynn Ellis) if they are making the gift out of income subject to UK tax, as this enables BSBI to claim a tax repayment. Contact our Finance Manager Julie Etherington if you'd like to find out more.
You can also make a donation to the BSBI using the buttons below from your PayPal account or via your credit/debit card.
Did you know...
Millions of people in the UK (approximately a third of people over 55 and two-thirds aged 35-54) die without making a will, and this money goes directly to the government.
Did you know...
If someone leaves 10% or more of their estate to a charity (or several charities), the Inheritance Tax they pay on their whole estate drops from 40% to 36%.