Charities and not-for-profit organisations

Alphabetical list of non-profit Breathing Places partner organisations | All lists

A

Alliance Youth Works

Working in Northern Ireland to help empower children and young people in their communities.

Tel: 028 703 20814

B

Bat Conservation Trust

The mysterious bat is a fascinating mammal that really needs your help to survive. Find out how you can help collect vital information to give them a better chance.

Tel: 0845 1300 228

Brecknock Wildlife Trust

Protecting wildlife species and different habitats in the county of Brecknock, Wales.

Tel: 01874 625708

Bryson Group

Caring for people and the environment, this Northern Ireland based charity was formed in 1906.

Tel: 028 9032 5835

BTCV

Go on a conservation holiday, keep fit at the Green Gym, start a conservation project with your local school – the opportunities to volunteer are endless. All you need are wellies and enthusiasm.

Tel: 01302 388 888

BTO (British Trust for Ornithology)

There are so many easy and fun ways you can help to gather information on birds – BirdTrack is a fantastic way to volunteer, whether you want to watch through your window or get out into the open.

Tel: 01842 750 050

Buglife

Bugs – they might be small, but they rule the world! Find out why the insects that come bottom of the food chain are so important to the rest of us.

Tel: 01733 201 210

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

The trust was founded in response to growing concerns about the 'plight of the bumblebee'. Find out how you can help the survival of these very important animals.

Butterfly Conservation

If you love butterflies and you want to do something hands-on to help them, this is the place for you. Your survey could help keep butterflies fluttering.

Tel: 0870 774 4309

C

The Children's Orchard

A Scottish charity specialising in helping to create gardens and orchards for children

Tel: 07786 063918

Colin Glen Trust

Developing and managing the Colin River Valley in Northern Ireland benefiting local communities

Tel: 028 9061 4115

Conservation Volunteers Northern Ireland

Help nature in Northern Ireland: plant a tree, join a Green Gym, gather information about local wildlife – there are so many fabulous and fun ways to volunteer.

Tel: 028 9064 5169

CSV (Community Service Volunteers)

All things to do with volunteers: full time, part time, training, managing other volunteers – you'll find it here.

Tel: 020 7278 6601

E

ENCAMS (Environmental Campaigns)

Litter can be lethal to wildlife, so Keep Britain Tidy. Find out how you can help.

Tel: 01942 612 621

F

FACE

Farming and Countryside Education. Learn about food and farming in a sustainable countryside.

Tel: 024 7685 8261

FACE Cymru

Teaching children in Wales about food and farming in a sustainable countryside.

Field Studies Council

An environmental education charity committed to helping people understand and be inspired by the natural world.

Tel: 0845 345 4071

G

GreenPrints

GreenPrints uses the experience and expertise of five organisations to encourage 16-25 year olds to volunteer their time and energy to improve green spaces in their local communities.

Tel: 01454 262910

GreenSpace

If you want to help regenerate a public green space anywhere in the UK, this charity can help. From saving your local park to making your community green more wildlife friendly, GreenSpace knows how.

Tel: 0118 946 9060

Greenspace Scotland

The same idea as GreenSpace, only particular to Scotland.

Tel: 01786 465 934

Groundwork

Safe and healthy communities include balancing people with nature. Simply find out how it's done, or join in as a volunteer.

Tel: 0121 236 8565

Groundwork Northern Ireland

Working in partnership with communities to bring about social, economic and environmental regeneration.

Tel: 028 9074 9494

Gwent Wildlife Trust

A member of the Wildlife Trusts: the largest voluntary organisation concerned with wildlife protection.

Tel: 01600 740600

J

John Muir Trust

One of the countries leading guardian's of wildlife and wild land, promoting education and volunteer conservation activities.

Tel: 0131 554 0114

N

National Botanic Garden of Wales

Dedicated to research and conservation of biodiversity.

Tel: 01558 668768

The National Trust

If you want to get out and visit some of the hundreds of gardens, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, downs, moorlands, islands and many other places that are part of our heritage, this is a great place to start.

Tel: 0870 458 4000

The National Trust for Scotland

The Scottish branch of the National Trust, working to preserve and protect the coastline, countryside and buildings of Scotland.

Tel: 0844 493 2100

NICVA (Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action)

If you want to set up a community Breathing Place, have a look here for advice. You'll need to gather some volunteers, and NICVA can help you find out how.

Tel: 028 9087 7777

P

Plantlife

Protecting all forms of plant life across the world, looking after nature reserves and even bringing back endangered species from the brink of extinction.

Tel: 01722 342 730

R

The Ramblers

Britain's biggest charity working for walkers, with over 70 years' experience and 500 groups. The charity campaigns to safeguard the walking environment for future generations and to promote walking. It runs hundreds of free, led walks across the UK every week.

Tel: 020 7339 8500

Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

A world renowned centre for plant science and education.

Tel: 0131 552 7171

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Inspiring and delivering science-based plant conservation worldwide, and enhancing quality of life

Tel: 020 8332 5655

Royal Horticultural Society

Helping to share a passion for plants and inspire all of those with an interest in gardening

Tel: 0845 260 5000

RSPB

Find out how to help our feathered friends survive threats to their habitat. The RSPB has lots of advice on bird-friendly gardening, bird watching, feeding, putting up nestboxes and much more.

Tel: 01767 680 551

S

Speedwell Trust

Bringing together different groups of children in Northern Ireland to participate in environmental and community programmes.

Tel: 028 8776 7392

T

The Tree Council

The UK's lead charity for trees, promoting their importance in a changing environment. Working in partnership with communities, organisations and government, The Tree council, strive to make trees matter to everyone.

Tel: 020 7407 9992

U

Ulster Wildlife Trust

Working across Northern Ireland and part of The Wildlife Trusts, UWT works on local nature conservation to promote a healthy environment for us all.

Tel: 028 4483 0282

W

Wales Biodiversity Partnership

Enhancing, maintaining and monitoring biodiversity in Wales, the partnership consists of over 26 organisations.

The Waterways Trust

Bringing together community and conservation, nature and recreation! Enjoy our canals, rivers and streams and help their wildlife survive.

Tel: 0845 070 0710

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Enjoy a great day out to one of nine wetland centres in the UK, courtesy of the leading organisation saving wetlands for wildlife and people.

Tel: 01453 891 900

The Wildlife Trusts

A great place to start if you want to volunteer to help wildlife – it's the largest voluntary organisation in the UK, protecting wildlife and its many habitats. There's even a branch for kids.

Tel: 0870 036 7711

Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

Working to protect and improve the habitats and wildlife of south and west Wales, as well as helping people to enjoy and understand their local wildlife.

Tel: 01656 724100

The Woodland Trust

Trees are the lungs of our planet, keeping our air fresh and us breathing. Celebrate our biggest plant life with the Woodland Trust by planting a tree, becoming a woodland warden or even taking part in a survey.

Tel: 01476 581 111

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