We're grateful to everyone who supports us - whether grant-giving foundations, businesses or individual members, fundraisers and shop customers – every contribution, large and small, helps us to achieve our goals and create positive change for sharks, skates and rays.

Our conservation work is predominantly supported by project income from grants and foundations. While it's vital for us to have funds to support our projects and campaigns, our core income from fundraising and sales provides the stability that allows us to work on longer-term programmes.

CHART – estimated income as a % of total for 2016-17:

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The challenge of generating funds becomes ever greater as the urgency for effective action on shark conservation grows and we're ever-mindful of the need to have diverse and ongoing income streams.


In 2017, we've been delighted to secure the support of Sonardyne as a Core Charity Sponsor.

We're continuously seeking new partnerships with like-minded businesses and brands that can support our work through sponsorship and through our commercial supporters scheme.

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The largest part of our income is from “restricted funding” – funding from grants, foundations, trusts and sponsorship from business which is given for 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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