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Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017

The British Ecological Society

  • Income

    £5.3M

  • Spending

    £4.1M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 281213 Company no. 1522897

Contact details

Public address

  • British Ecological Society, Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London, WC1N 2JU

Aims & activities

The British Ecological Society is a scientific society for all those interested in ecology. Our vision is to advance ecology and make it count. We achieve this by developing ecological science and scientists; improving the quality of education and capacity building; promoting the use of ecological science and building collaborative partnerships.

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • Environment/conservation/heritage

Who the charity helps

  • Other defined groups
  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to individuals
  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research

Income and Endowments:

£5.3M

* £483.0K investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£4.1M

Assets and liabilities

  • £2.6M Own use assets
  • £6.8M Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £2.9M Other assets
  • £1.1M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

77%
0%
23%

Charitable objects

TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN THE SUBJECT OF ECOLOGY AS A BRANCH OF NATURAL SCIENCE AND TO ADVANCE AND SUPPORT RESEARCH IN THAT FIELD, AND TO DISSEMINATE THE RESULTS OF SUCH USEFUL RESEARCH.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 26 SEPTEMBER 1980 AS AMENDED 17 DECEMBER 1991, 20 DECEMBER 1994, 20 DECEMBER 1995, 17 DECEMBER 1997, 6 JANUARY 1999, 20 DECEMBER 1999 AND 4 JANUARY 2001 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 06 SEP 2006 NOW ARTICLES ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 13 DEC 2017

Area of benefit

Not Defined.

Organisation type

Standard registration

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property. Some or all of this land or property must be used for the charity’s purposes.

  • 14 Trustees
  • 24 Employees
  • 53 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Dr Peter Arthur Thomas St James Christian Workers' Trust Up-to-date
Alison Jane Birkett Bsc, Msc Ecological Continuity Trust Up-to-date
Dr William Daniel Gosling None on record
Dr Juliet Anne Vickery The British Ornithologists' Union Up-to-date
Dr Thomas Harold George Ezard None on record
Professor Richard David Bardgett None on record
Professor Jane Memmott Avon Wildlife Trust Up-to-date
South West Wildlife Trusts Up-to-date
Helen Elizabeth Roy Mbe The Entomoligical Fund Of The Entomological Club Up-to-date
Professor Jane Hill The South East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership Up-to-date
Dr Adam Vanbergen None on record
Dr Cristina Camargo Banks Leite None on record
Professor David James Hodgson None on record
Professor Mark Charles Emmerson None on record
Dr Stewart Jonathon Clarke None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland