How we are funded

The Trust receives two main types of income- restricted (for specific projects) and unrestricted (for the ongoing delivery of our charitable objectives). We draw on a variety of funding sources to cover the costs of conservation projects, education and awareness work, and managing our network of nature reserves.

Wildlife Trusts Wales is unique because we receive restricted funds from funders and partners to be distributed to the five Wildlife Trusts in Wales: North Wales, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire, Gwent and South and West Wales. Each of these organisations is an autonomous charity and their financial information can be viewed on their websites.

Wildlife Trusts Wales draws on a variety of funding sources to cover the costs of awareness work, marine advocacy, developing landscape scale conservation and influencing key partners. We also share office costs with Wales Environment Link, to reduce our expenditure.

Unrestricted Income
This type of income is extremely important because we can use it wherever the need is greatest to help protect wildlife. Our main sources of unrestricted income include:
People's Postcode Lottery
Membership subscriptions from the six Wildlife Trusts in Wales

Restricted Income
The Trust also receives income from grant funders, public bodies and partner organisations that is related to the delivery of specific projects. Sources of restricted funding include:
Welsh Government
Natural Resources Wales
Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts
Well-Being and Future Generations Office

Every single one of The 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 UK's last wild places and inspiring the next generation of children to love nature.

Every donation we receive makes a difference.

Thank you.

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

Wildlife Trusts Wales Annual Accounts and Financial Statements for the last 3 year can be download below.


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wtw_2016_accounts_and_financial_statements.pdf288.72 KB
wtw_2017_accounts_and_financial_statements.pdf213.24 KB
wtw_2018_accounts_and_financial_statements.pdf1.52 MB