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Our supporters have achieved some great things, all whilst raising money for BirdLife’s vital conservation work. On this page you’ll find out how you too can fundraise for us – so get inspired and start saving birds today!

So how do I fundraise for BirdLife?

Fundraising for BirdLife is an easy and rewarding way to contribute to the conservation of birds and their habitats. We’ll provide easy and helpful tips on how to get started so that you can begin saving nature today!

Decide how you are going to fundraise

Whether you chose to run a marathon, organize a bake sale, or even skydive, there are plenty of ways to raise money for BirdLife. Whatever you choose to do, your efforts will help protect birds and their habitats around the world.

Plan your event

With some creativity and planning, you can make your fundraising event memorable and successful. Make a list of anything you will need for your event and set a date, time and location.

Tell people about it

Let people know about your fundraising event – if you are holding a bake sale, invite people; if you are running a marathon get people to sponsor you! Posters and social media posts can help spread the word about your event.

We’ve put together a selection of social media banners for you to use. Download them here.

The event

Now it’s time to put your hard work into action. So do your best, have fun, and make sure everyone involved is having a great time. Let’s make this fundraising event a success! (don’t forget to take photos to commemorate & share them with us)

Collect and pay in donations

Now that you’ve done all the hard work of raising funds, it’s time to send off your donations!

Help save birds and the planet!

We are so grateful for your support! Your help to protect birds and nature is enormously valuable and enables us to use
our science and skills to make a real difference.

Donations help save birds from extinction, protect our planet from climate change and
support disadvantaged communities in key wildlife spots.

Want to help, but not sure how? Here are some ideas!

Browse fundraising ideas and find the right activity for you. It could be joining an organised event, running a raffle or something completely different!

Complete a challenge

Taking on a challenge is a fun and rewarding was to raise money. Not only will you have the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve achieved something amazing, but you’ll also be helping to protect the planet!

Run a marathon; cycle a flyway; climb a mountain
Physical events are some of the most popular ways that people raise money for charity. Plus, there are some fantastic health benefits for you too!
Fly like an eagle with a sponsored skydive
It’s not for everybody, but it’s just about the closest you can get to a day in the life of our feathered friends.
Complete a Birdathon
Get your binoculars and save nature by counting birds!

Get together

Getting together with friends and family is a great way to make a difference and raise money for your favourite cause. Whether you’re hosting a quiz night, wedding, or party – gathering with your loved ones is the perfect opportunity to make an impact.

Planning a wedding?
Why not share your love of nature with those you love? Be environmentally conscious and ask your wedding gifts to go towards saving the planet!
Hosting a quiz is an exciting and fun way to get together with friends, family, or colleagues and put your knowledge to the test whilst supporting a cause.
Having a party?
By hosting a party, you can bring people together, have fun, and create lasting memories while making a meaningful contribution to society.

Get Crafty

With the help of your artistic talents, you can create a better future for the planet! From handmade jewellery to custom artwork, there are endless possibilities when it comes to raising money with your crafty projects.

Make an impact
Are you a keen knitter? Skilled stitcher? Put your talents to use and fundraise through homemade crafts! You could sell the results or even hold a workshop!
Host a birdy bake sale
Fundraising will be a piece of cake! Change the world one cookie at a time.

Or, do something completely different! Whatever you want to do, fundraise at the same time.

Fundraising online

We suggest setting up your fundraiser on JustGiving. JustGiving is a trusted platform to empower people to make a difference. It also provides tools and tips to support your mission. JustGiving allows you to tell your story, easily manage your donations and be share your fundraising on social media. It is free to sign up and all donations given to your fundraiser will be automatically transferred to BirdLife.

How to set up a JustGiving Page

  1. Visit JustGiving and click ‘Fundraise for us’ in the top right corner
  2. If you haven’t already registered with JustGiving, create an account, and log in
  3. Select the type of event you wish to participate in. If you are taking part in an organised event, select the event from the list, then find your event using the search bar
  4. Complete the form.
  5. You’ve now created a fundraiser! It’s time to customise it. Add features such as your fundraising story on what and how, fundraising target and cover photo
  6. Should you receive donations offline you can add these to your page, so they grow your total
  7.  You can ‘post an update’ with text, photos, or videos to tell your supporters how you’re getting on
  8. We will receive a notification of your new fundraising page and we can’t wait to see it!
"BirdLife International's just giving page"
The BirdLife International JustGiving page.

Fundraising offline

Our handy sponsorship form will help you get the donations you need. It’s simple to download and print. Get your sponsors on board and send in your donations and we’ll take care of the rest.

Please send your donations by the following means:

Bank Transfer:

Account name: BirdLife International
Bank address: Barclays Bank, 9-11 St Andrews Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AA,

UK £ account:

Account no: 00064564 | Sort Code: 20-17-68
SWIFT code: BARCGB22 | IBAN: GB15 BARC 2017 6800 0645 64

US $ account:

Account no: 82812655 | Sort Code: 20-17-68
SWIFT code: BARCGB22 | IBAN: GB36 BARC 2017 6882 8126 55

Europe € account:

Account no: 54243766 | Sort Code: 20-17-68
SWIFT code: BARCGB22 | IBAN: GB34 BARC 2017 6854 2437 66


Fundraising Team
BirdLife International
The David Attenborough Building
Pembroke Street
United Kingdom

Fundraising tips and tricks

Your help to protect birds and nature is enormously valuable and enables us to use our science and skills to make a real difference. Here are some tips and tricks to help make your efforts go further.

  • Browse fundraising ideas and find the right activity for you.
  • Share your page on social media – your donations are likely to increase by 5 times! Tag BirdLife International in your posts – we love to see them!
  • Explain how your fundraiser will help BirdLife, and protect species from extinction
  • Add a QR code linking to your fundraiser to offline materials such as posters.

We’ve put together a variety of fundraising resources, such as social media posts, posters and a sponsorship form to help make your fundraising efforts easier and more successful. Download them here and get started on your journey today!

Ollie aged 9 and Sophia aged 7 are concerned about the planet and decided they wanted to make a difference.

They found it hard to choose a charity at first, but agreed on BirdLife with our work to tackle the climate crisis. With their goal set to cycle 35 miles in one day they began training ahead of the Easter holidays. Loaded with snacks and determination the brother and sister completed 41 miles along the High Peak trail in the Peak District, England, raising £914.95!

12-year-old Agrima has a growing passion for birds, feeding a variety of species three times a day in her backyard

Agrima shared that understanding birds has inspired her to protect them. With her community spirit in mind Agrima created and sold succulent arrangements through her local Facebook group. Agrima later chose to dedicate her 8th Grade community project to the cause, “Buy a plant, save a bird!” and raised $300!

Got questions?

If you want to get involved but don’t know how, or have any other questions, fill in the form or email [email protected] and someone from our team will get in touch.

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Please note: As BirdLife does not currently provide places in major sporting events, there is no minimum sponsorship requirement.  If you wish to fundraise for us, please purchase a standard entry and raise as much as you can. 

Do you give talks to local groups and want to spread the word of BirdLife in your local community and beyond?

Email [email protected] to receive a short presentation about BirdLife to show at your talk.

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