How We're Funded

About Us

How We're Funded

How we raise funds for our work

Our work to save wildlife and wild places and bring people closer to nature relies on the financial support of our members and donors. Much of our income comes from our members – and we are grateful to every one of you for supporting Kent Wildlife Trust. Thank you.

Where we spend our money

Almost all our funds are spent on local conservation action. By supporting Kent Wildlife Trust you really are helping to support the wildlife and wild places in your area.

Kent Wildlife Trust finance 2016

Grant income

To help us make a bigger impact for nature, Wildlife Trusts also receive funding from corporate partners, charitable Trusts and grant-making bodies. Grants are usually awarded for specific projects. They are given by local authorities, landfill tax operators like the Biffa Award, statutory agencies, governments. We also receive support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

Because its a local charity and you can see where the money goes, and appreciate the hard work that goes into it.
Kent Wildlife Trust member

Supporter giving

Roughly 44% of our income is generated from our supporters through membership subscriptions, appeals, donations and legacies.

Every single one of our supporters is at the heart of what we do. You make our work possible – from protecting threatened wildlife like bats, dormice and bees to saving and restoring some of the county's wild places and inspiring the next generation of children to love nature. Every donation we receive makes a difference. Thank you.

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Long tailed tit, photo by Josh Miller