How Donations Are Used
Being a young charity is great because it means there are almost no overhead costs! Close to 100% of the donations received will go directly towards helping our planet. You can read about the pilot project here, but as a general rule, donations are applied as follows:
Purchasing & Protecting Land
The lion's share of donations are spent directly on land purchasing and protection. This includes buying parcels of land, legal costs, tree and vegetation purchases, and any costs inherent in the planting and long-term maintenance of the restored and protected sites.
Operational costs include hosting the website, basic accountancy, payment processing fees and occasionally some marketing materials. Any future perks for the donor community will also be cost-conscious, with the intention to keep operational costs below 5%, and hopefully much lower!
Aside from the opportunity to actively contribute toward protecting our environment against climate breakdown, the plan is to make sure you benefit personally even sooner. From day one there are some great perks for donors making recurring payments, and as the donor-base grows the benefits improve too!
With that in mind, you can view the milestones below and the perks that are unlocked at each stage. Any milestone with a tick/checkmark has already been unlocked 🙂
More reasons why you should donate
The perks are nice, and they’ll increase the climate positive actions amongst the donor community, but it’s also worth mentioning a bit more about why your donations really matter…
Our Best Chance
Tree planting, along the restoration and protection of our natural environment, is our biggest and best chance to fight climate and ecological breakdown. It’s not just us saying it either, you can read more here.
Donating to charity is an amazing and important thing to do, but often it avoids helping you make improvements closer to home. Alongside our helpful newsletter, there are annual consultations for recurring donors (however much you’re donating!) to help you live more sustainably.