Our finances

Our finances

Credit: Alan Price

How we are here

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is only able to deliver on its mission to protect the county's wildlife through the generosity of our supporters - our 15,000 members, grant giving trusts, local authorities, companies and charitable trusts.

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

We are an independent charity. People's funds save wildlife and wild places and bring people closer to nature. Our members and donors provide the majority of the funds we spend. We are grateful to every one of you for supporting Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. Thank you.

To help us make an even bigger impact, we also receive funding from grants and from corporate partners.

Grants are usually awarded for specific projects. Some of our main sources of support include: The Biffa Award, the players of the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund; players of People’s Postcode Lottery. 

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How we are doing

You can download our 2019 finances below. 

Our 2019 finances

Where does our money go

By supporting your Wildlife Trust you really are helping to support the wildlife and wild places in your area. Check out our income and expenditure below for 2019.

2019 income and expenditure

Our fundraising standards

Contacting our members

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is a member of the Fundraising Standards Board, please see below for Our Fundraising Promise.

We currently send:

  • a triannual membership magazine which may contain an appeal or ask for assistance
  • a monthly emailed newsletter (if you have signed up for it) which may also contain details of current appeals
  • possibly two appeals per year by separate mailing

We do occasional (less than once a year) door drops to particular postcodes but we wouldn't contact the same postcodes more than once every two years.

A typical member would be contacted once every three years and asked to upgrade their subscription.

We value our members and the relationship we have with them and new members receive a ‘welcome call’ during their first few months of membership to ensure they are happy. As we value this relationship so highly we do not sell membership data to third parties.

Our Fundraising Promise


We Are Committed to High Standards

  • We do all we can to ensure that fundraisers, volunteers and fundraising contractors working with us to raise funds comply with the Code and with this Promise
  • We comply with the law including those that apply to data protection, health and safety and the environment

We Are Honest and Open

  • We tell the truth and do not exaggerate
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We answer all reasonable questions about our fundraising activities and costs. Please contact us, visit our website or see our Annual Report if you require further details

We Are Clear

  • We are clear about who we are, what we do and how your gift is used
  • Where we have a promotional agreement with a commercial company, we make clear how much of the purchase price we receive
  • We give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and amend a regular commitment

We Are Respectful

  • We respect the rights, dignities and privacy of our supporters and beneficiaries
  • We will not put undue pressure on you to make a gift and if you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision
  • If you tell us that you don’t want us to contact you in a particular way we will not do so

We Are Fair and Reasonable

  • We take care not to use any images or words that cause unjustifiable distress or offence
  • We take care not to cause unreasonable nuisance or disruption

We Are Accountable

  • If you are unhappy with anything we’ve done whilst fundraising, you can contact us to make a complaint
  • We have a complaints procedure, a copy of which is available on request. If we cannot resolve your complaint, we accept the authority of the FRSB to make a final adjudication