Our future? It’s in your hands

This appeal helped us to recruit our Youth Representatives, set up our Equipment Donation Scheme and grow our Bird Camp events. 

Please note that this appeal is now closed to donations. If you’d like to support our work, you can donate to a current appeal >

Why we launched the Our future? Appeal

To engage young people, we need to listen to young people. We need to understand the barriers they face and hear their ideas about what they think will encourage more young people to become interested in and engaged with BTO.

We launched this Appeal in 2020 after setting up BTO’s Youth Advisory Panel, to help support their vision of a diverse, vibrant community of young birders supported by BTO, with accessible, youth-led opportunities inspiring young people to engage with nature and science.

Funding BTO Youth

The appeal helped us to expand our Youth work by recruiting our Youth Representatives, setting up our Equipment Donation Scheme, developing our Bird Camps, and much more. 

Since 2020, we have engaged over 3,000 young people at events, donated binoculars and books to 2,800 young people and schools, and written a new strategy for 2023–28.

“The impact the Youth programme has had, and continues to have, on thousands of young people is thanks to the initial show of support for this appeal, for which we are incredibly grateful.”

BTO Youth team

  • To see what we are working on and find out more, visit the Youth Hub.

Support more work like this

The Our future? Appeal is now closed, but you can still support us. 

Donating to one of our current appeals will help fund our vital work to secure a better future for birds, for nature and for people. 

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