We're grateful to everyone who supports our work. Whether grant-giving foundations, businesses, members, fundraisers or shop customers. Every contribution, large and small, helps us to safeguard the future of sharks.

Most of our conservation work is funded by grants and foundations. It's vital that we have funds to support our projects and campaigns. Yet to exist and function we need core income. The stability core income provides also enables us to work on longer-term projects.

Due to the nature of our work we have to think and plan long term. Making positive change at policy level (where it most counts) is often a long and laborious process. It took 10 years of campaigning to strengthen the EU finning ban!

We have the know how, connections and sheer dogged determination to create positive change for sharks. And, with your kind contributions, you enable us. By becoming a member, donating, fundraising, adopting a shark, or buying something from our Shark Shop. We couldn't do it without you!

CHART – shows income for 2017-2018 :

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In 2017, we were delighted to secure the support of Sonardyne as a core charity sponsor.

We're looking to partner with individuals, organisations and businesses who share our vision. Interested in working with us? Click here to find out more.


The largest part of our income is from “restricted funding”. This is provided by grants, foundations, trusts and business sponsorship. And funds the delivery of specific projects.

Current project funders include:

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Defra Logo. Defra
Disney Conservation Fund Logo. Disney Conservation Fund
Fondation Ensemble Logo. Fondation Ensemble
  Global Partnership for Sharks and Rays (RFMO)

John Ellerman Foundation Logo.
John Ellerman
Save Our Seas Foundation Logo.
Save Our Seas Foundation
Marks & Spencers Logo. Marks & Spencer
  McArthur Foundation
Waterloo Foundation Logo.
Waterloo Foundation


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