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