Do you offer concessionary membership rates?
Yes, £2 per month for students, unwaged and OAPs. Just specify this amount when filling out our membership form and let us know what type of concession applies to you in the comments.
I need some information for my homework/thesis/dissertation – can you help?
Take a look at our Research & Briefings section for information on specific topics. Unfortunately we do not have the resources to help directly with dissertations and student research.
Do you accept volunteers?
Please see our Volunteering page.
Does campaigning really work?
Yes! Take a look at our campaign successes here.
How can I get more involved in some/all of your campaigns?
Please see our Get Involved page.
Can I give money to a specific campaign?
Yes, you can donate to a particular campaign by filling out a campaign-specific donation form accessible from each campaign page.
I’d like to collect donations for FoES. Can I have a Friends of the Earth Scotland collection tin for my shop/business/etc.?
Of course, just get in touch and we’ll send you one.
How can I leave money to FoES in my will?
Find out how to leave a legacy here.
Can I support you from overseas by direct debit?
Can I send you a cheque?
Yes. Please make it payable to Friends of the Earth Scotland.
Can I support FoES via a sponsored event or special occasion?
Yes, find out how here.
How do I notify you about a change in my contact details?
Email us, call us, or write us a letter! See our contact info here.
How do you spend the money you raise?
Do you receive any corporate donations?
Only in very limited circumstances, mainly raffle prizes and event sponsorship or specific support for a small project. We do not accept funding from companies that do not align with our environmental and ethical values.
Do you receive any Government funding?
Government sources account for only a very small amount of our funding. Occasionally we receive government support for specific projects, such as our Communities Reducing Excess Waste project which was funded by the Scottish Government’s INCREASE programme.
Where does your money come from?
Currently, approximately half our funding comes from our supporters, the other half from charitable trusts. You can find out more by reading our annual accounts and reviews.
There are so many other charities doing similar work. Why don’t you work together?
We do. We work with other charities through the Scottish Environnment Link and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland networks. We also work closely with other Friends of the Earth members in the Friends of the Earth International network, making us much more effective on the wider global issues such as climate change.
Is Friends of the Earth Scotland a political organisation?
No. We are a Scottish Registered Charity (No. SC003442) and as such are non-party-political.
Is there a Friends of the Earth UK?
No. There are two separate Friends of the Earth organisations in the UK: Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland (EWNI) – and Friends of the Earth Scotland. Both organisations are part of Friends of the Earth International and Friends of the Earth Europe and we collaborate on many campaigns. But we are independent of each other with our own strategies, management and finances.
To ensure both groups are as effective as possible, we strongly encourage supporters of Friends of the Earth EWNI who live in Scotland to support Friends of the Earth Scotland’s work, and vice versa.