Sponsors and Supporters 2018

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 contact Festival of Nature Director Savita Custead to discuss further opportunities and bespoke packages.

2018 Sponsors


Institute of Physics Publishing

IOP Publishing has 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!



We the Curious

We the curious hosts the Festival of Nature in Bristol across Millennium Square and Anchor Square.

We the curious 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.



Bristol Waste

Bristol Waste is your local recycling, waste collection and street cleaning 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.



First Bus

First Bus operates over 50 services in Bristol and provides an extensive network of buses to Bath, Weston-super-Mare and the wider West of England area making travel to the Festival of Nature easy and green for everyone. For ease and convenience, you can now pay for your bus fare using contactless card payment on all our buses.




2018 Supporters

Big Lottery Awards for All

Big Lottery are supporting the Festival of Nature and City Nature Challenge volunteers programme in 2018 through their Awards for All scheme, providing training and leadership opportunities through the Festival programmes.



Bristol business Improvement District





UWE community volunteering

UWE are supporting the Festival of Nature and City Nature Challenge volunteers programme in 2018 through their student community volunteering scheme, providing students with training and leadership opportunities through the Festival programmes.

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.


Wessex Watermark



Co-op Local Community Fund

Over £18 million has been raised for local causes by Co-op members, donating through their Local Community Fund.

As a Co-op member make sure to choose us as your Local Community Project and 1% of your purchases in-store will help Festival of Nature.



Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust