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Whether you make a general donation or support one of our appeals, every penny of your kind donation will go to where it is needed most, protecting and restoring nature across the county. 

Draycott Sleights - Jeff Bevan

Large or small, every donation makes a difference

Please donate today to secure the future of Somerset's wildlife and wild places tomorrow. Your generosity will continue to give wildlife a voice, support our nature reserves and inspire people to take action for wildlife

Make a donation

By making a general donation, we are able to use your money it where it's needed most, protecting special habitats and iconic species such as Bittern, Hazel dormice, Otters, Barn owls and the Large Blue butterfly.

Support one of our appeals

Alternatively, you can donate to one of our urgent appeals below. 

Somerset Nature Reserves Fund

The Somerset Nature Reserves Fund differs from our other fundraising appeals in that it is not for a specific conservation project but is a financial life support for the basic, ongoing running and general maintenance of all our reserves

The outlook of our reserves is far from secure. Extremes of weather - torrential rain washing away pathways, and flash heatwaves causing water management issues are having huge unexpected impacts. We are also facing the prospect of having to mitigate the extreme damage caused by Ash dieback. The impending loss of EU agri-environment scheme funding is also of grave concern, given that this made up over 20% of our total Trust income last year. We could be faced with an enormous gap in our funds.

You may have seen some of our teams working on our reserves, but did you realise that much of our day to day work is done by dedicated teams of volunteers, overseen by just eight permanent members of staff across the whole county. Ensuring our staff and volunteers have the right equipment and training to develop their skills for the long-term benefit of the reserves is crucial.

A donation today secures the future of our nature reserves tomorrow.

Somerset Nature Reserves Fund

Can you help us secure a healthy future for our nature reserves?


Oil Beetle - Heath McDonald

Other ways to donate

You can also donate by post or over the phone. Please specify if you wish your donation to be a general donation or go towards a specific appeal.

If you would like to donate by cheque, please make it payable to Somerset Wildlife Trust and send it to:

Somerset Wildlife Trust,
34 Wellington Road,

Or call us on 01823 652429

Thank you for your kind support and generosity.

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There are plenty of other ways you can help support Somerset Wildlife Trust. Click on the images below to learn more.

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