Sponsors and Supporters 2017
The festival is made possible by our sponsors and supporters. Find out how you can support the festival here.
Support the Festival of Nature
There are lots of ways that your organisation can help support the Festival of Nature, and help create opportunities for thousands of people to connect with nature across the West of England.
If you are interested in becoming a Festival of Nature sponsor or supporter:
Major Sponsors 2017
At-Bristol hosts the Festival of Nature in Bristol across Millennium Square and Anchor Square.
At-Bristol is a world-class science and discovery centre that engages the public with contemporary science and technology and works to improve formal and informal science education across the country.
Big Lottery Fund
We’re excited to have been offered a Big Lottery Fund grant to support the running of this year’s Festival of Nature Keynsham.
The Big Lottery Fund are responsible for distributing 40 percent of all the money raised for good causes by the National Lottery.
Bristol waste is your local recycling, waste collection and street cleansing company. They are committed to working in partnership with the people of Bristol to help all communities recycle more and throw away less. Bristol Waste is supporting this year’s Festival of Nature as sponsor of green services
Clifton College has sponsored the Festival of Nature’s schools’ events each year since we first brought in this element in 2010 and we are thrilled to continue this successful partnership for another year.
IOP Publishing have supported the Festival of Nature since 2004, offering the expertise of their design team to create the imagery and graphics that give the Festival it’s look and feel. We are delighted to have them return for another year!
Bristol Naturalists’ Society
Bristol Naturalists’ Society is a thriving and friendly Society with something of interest for everybody, young or old, professional or amateur. Bristol Naturalists’ Society has been a major contributor to the BioBlitz programme of citizen science activities providing a wealth of expertise and in kind support since 2009.
British Waterways Marinas Ltd
British Waterways Marinas Ltd has supported the Festival of Nature arts trail since its expansion in 2016, and we are delighted to welcome them as sponsors for 2017. Bath Marina hosts one of the Festival poetry boards from the 2017 Poetry Trail.
Research Councils UK
Research Councils UK (RCUK) is the strategic partnership of the UK’s seven Research Councils.
RCUK are supporting this years new BioBlitz programme for secondary schools through a new grant scheme in partnership with the UK Science Festivals Network
Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) are supporting Chemistry themed content at the Festival of Nature through their Outreach Fund.
The RSC is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences
UK Space Agency
UK Space Agency are supporting our Riverside Space Station programme through the ‘Space for All’ grants scheme, showcasing the impact of planetary bodies on natural phenomena in a mobile campervan cinema.
UK Space Agency are responsible for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and provide a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions. UK Space Agency is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
Tesco Bags of Help
Tesco Bags for Help are supporting our Fantastic Beasts tent at this year’s Bristol Festival of Nature.
Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag charge is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.
Bristol and Bath Cultural Partnership
Festival of Nature is a highlight event of Bristol and Bath Cultural Partnership’s 2017 campaign.
Avon Wildlife Trust
Bath & North East Somerset Council
BBC Natural History Unit
Bristol City Council
Bristol Zoo Gardens
University of Bath
University of Bristol
University of the West of England
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Bristol Natural History Consortium is a charitable collaboration between these member organisations.
Engaging people with the natural world through collaborative action. Reg Charity 1123432