We are delighted to make public our new Strategic Plan for 2014-2019. This Plan looks at where we are at the moment, and describes where we would like to be in five years' time.
BBCT is one of the youngest conservation charities operating nationally across the UK. We have come a long way in our first eight years and have raised an impressive £2 million towards bumblebee conservation. At the time of writing this strategy, our turnover has just exceeded £600k per annum, supporting the work of 16 staff and the contribution of more than 500 volunteers. We also have 8,000 members whose support plays an essential role in enabling us to deliver our charitable objectives.
Looking to our future, we have defined our aims and this Plan describes how we will achieve them, and how we will measure our progress.
In particular, the Plan introduces our new strategic aims, which are to:
- Support the conservation of all bumblebees, rare or abundant;
- Raise awareness and increase understanding about bumblebees and the social, economic, environmental and cultural benefits which they and other pollinators provide; and
- Ensure BBCT is sustainable, fit for purpose, and able to respond quickly to challenges and change.