We are an independent charity, who rely on the generosity of individuals to support our work to 'save the sound of summer'. We work hard to create and restore habitats and to encourage bee-friendly gardening that our wild pollinators need to survive. Pollination is vital for many of the nation’s wild and garden plants, and provides animals with a source of food and shelter. Without bumblebees we would have less colour; less beauty; less healthy and nutritious food. The health benefits from experiencing nature would be lost too.

A gift to us helps achieve our vision of a world where bumblebees are thriving and valued. Help with our mission to increase the number and distribution of bumblebees. Here are some examples of how we use your donations:

Donate £16 - Buys 100g of wildflower seeds to create around 5m2 of wildlife habitats – about the size of an average living room.

£16 buys 100g of wildflower seeds to create around 15m2 of wildlife habitats – about the size of an average living room.

Donate £64 - Buys 400g of wildflower seeds to create 100m2 of wildlife habitats – about the size of a rugby pitch.

£64 buys 400g of wildflower seeds to create 100m2 of wildlife habitats – about the size of a rugby pitch.

Donate £75 - Helps towards the production of land management factsheets. These advise land managers on ways to improve their land for wild pollinators.

£75 helps towards the production of land management factsheets to assist landowners in improving land for our pollinators.

  • £100 pays for a bumblebee presentation and activity session at a primary school.
  • £250 covers the cost of a seed vacuum to harvest local seed for transplanting in a nearby field.
  • £550 helps towards local sourcing of ‘Green Hay’ which can be spread on a nearby field and has the advantages of providing fresh, native, species-rich wildflower seeds.
  • £1,000 for two bumblebee identification training days for volunteers so that we can better understand where the bumblebees are (and where they are not!)

You can choose to make a one-off donation or spread the cost of your support using a regular Direct Debit. Reliable regular income allows the Trust to plan ahead and is an incredibly cost effective way of achieving more and for our bumblebees.

Thank you for your support.

How would you like to donate?

Regular Direct Debit

One-off Donation

Your privacy is very important to us. For further information please see our Privacy Policy or call us on 01786 594130.

If you ever wish to change the way in which we communicate with you please email membership@bumblebeeconservation.org or call 01786 594130.

You can also donate by:

Telephone: We can take donations over the phone between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday. Call 01786 594130.

Post: We can accept donations by cheque. Please complete a Donation Form and make cheques payable to ‘Bumblebee Conservation Trust’. Send them to: Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Beta Centre, Stirling University Innovation Park, Stirling, FK9 4NF.

Gift Aid makes your donation go even further - and doesn't cost you a penny! If you are a UK taxpayer, we can claim an additional 25p for every pound you donate. Note: you must pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax in each year at least equal to the tax that the charity will claim from HM Revenue & Customs on your Gift Aid donation(s).

If you would like to add Gift Aid to your postal donation, please complete and return a Gift Aid Declaration Form with your donation or forward the form to us separately via email.

Just Giving: you can make a donation on our Just Giving page at the following link:

Legacies: Please click here for more information about leaving us a gift in your Will or honouring the life of a loved one by setting up a ‘Gifts in Memory’ fund.

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