Avon Wildlife Trust

Avon Wildlife Trust

At a glance

Causes

  • Climate action
  • Environment

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Regional

Objectives

Avon Wildlife Trust is the largest local charity working to protect wildlife and inspire people in the West of England. We work across the old county of Avon and cover the four local authority areas of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset.

We care for 30 nature reserves - from ancient bluebell woods to Iron Age forts, nationally important wetlands which are a haven for rare, wading birds, and wildflower meadows. Our educational and community programmes help people of all ages connect with and benefit from the natural world around them - and take action themselves to help nature's recovery.

We work with landowners in the countryside across our region to reverse the decline in wildlife by creating connected living landscapes.

We also have a commercial arm that aims to support our work by raising funds to ensure our work can continue.

Activities

We work with schools, families, businesses, farmers and communities to help thousands of people connect with nature.

We influence local leaders and offer solutions about how to protect and enhance nature in our region. Our local network of supporters and volunteers is committed to caring for wildlife and understands how important nature is for our wellbeing. Together, we stand up for nature to champion the vital role it plays for people and wildlife

We run an urban nature reserve with a weekend summer cafe, site hire, courses and veg sales which is open to the public, and are just entering in the retail sector with our first charity pop-up shop.

Current opportunities

Bristol, BS15QT

Supporting fundraising operations, conducting research for bid submissions, and expanding fundraising initiatives.