The mark of the conservation professional
The IHBC is a charity registered in England and Wales and in Scotland.
We gather and distribute charitable donations through our CREATIVE CONSERVATION FUND (CCF). This is the most effective way we can support charitable contributions to conservation.
The IHBC’s CCF helps us generate, manage and distribute funds EXCLUSIVELY to deserving causes in conservation.
Donating to the IHBC’s CCF means that you can target your goodwill to support the areas of conservation that you want to help, as discussed below.
Distribution of the fund is overseen by IHBC trustees. All donations are held and managed by the IHBC as ‘restricted’ funds, with regular oversight by our accountants, in line with current accounting standards and practices.
Under special circumstances, management and distribution of specific donations may be tailored to suit the needs of the donor, donating body or partner. Such special arrangements are in place already, with our renowned IHBC’s Annual Gus Astley Student Award and our Marsh Awards.
Advantages when you donate to the IHBC’s CREATIVE CONSERVATION FUND - CCF
From 2021 all activities supported by the fund will be co-branded by the CREATIVE CONSERVATION FUND logo
You can donate to the IHBC’s CREATIVE Conservation Fund in a variety of ways, many of which may have their value enhanced through Gift Aid, as detailed on the HMRC website:
Any donation to the IHBC’s CREATIVE Conservation Fund can be directed to our general CREATIVE Conservation Fund OR to a specific area of personal interest.
The IHBC’s CREATIVE Conservation Fund allocation framework means that donors or partners can specify ANY of the following funding areas for support.
|Ref no||IHBC CREATIVE Conservation Fund: ALLOCATION TABLE|
|CONSERVATION FUNDING AREA||SPECIFIC PURPOSE||SAMPLE INITIATIVES AND ALLOCATIONS||GENERAL AIMS|
|1||Celebration||To applaud outstanding practice||Marsh Awards
Gus Astley Student Award
|The IHBC’s Charitable Objects|
|2||Research||To support excellence in research||IHBC’s ToolBox research programme*|
|3||Education||To facilitate corporate, collective or individual competence, learning, knowledge transfer and understanding||IHBC’s Annual and Day School bursaries*
Gus Astley Student Award
|4||Innovation||To promote new and alternative thinking and exploration in all aspects of the future of conservation||
IHBC Day School Spotlights*
|5||CREATIVE Conservation: ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE||CREATIVE Conservation: ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE||CREATIVE Conservation: ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE|
* Activities funded exclusively by allocations from the IHBC’s general funds
The default funding area is No.5, the general CREATIVE Conservation Fund.
As noted above, prospective donors can contact the IHBC direct to discuss specific allocations, arrangements or objectives.
The following links take you to a range of other IHBC funded - or co-funded - initiatives developed to help support and celebrate our members. Funds or awards are not necessarily available throughout the year, for example for our Annual School, so in such cases the links take you to the relevant events or programmes.
If you have any queries on any of these support services please do contact us direct at email@example.com