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Legacies

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 the British Isles?

Why does BSBI seek financial help?

Our membership supports our Identification Handbooks and other Publications, our scientific Journals, our Conferences and Field Meetings and basic administration.  We aim to keep our subscription affordable to all.

That leaves our main outreach, BSBI Plant Unit and BSBI Training & Education, in need of financial support. Many of their activities are illustrated in this website.

BSBI Plant Unit 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.  The Plant Unit 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 T&E page.  All of the supporting funds come from legacies and donations to BSBI.

 

How can you help?

Donations

Gifts of any amount to the Botanical Society of the British Isles may be remitted direct to our Hon. Treasurer or our Hon. Membership Secretary.  Donors should complete a Gift Aid declaration (available from these persons) if the donor is making the gift out of income subject to UK tax, as this enables BSBI to claim a tax repayment.

Legacies

Legacies in a will should be left for the general purposes of the Botanical Society of the British Isles at its registered address c/o Botany Department, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5 BD.  Legacies to BSBI are exempt from Inheritance Tax as BSBI is a registered charity, England and Wales No. 212560, Scotland No. SC038675.