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The Freshwater Biological Association provides important information services, training and conservation work within the realm of freshwater. We believe that our work is necessary to ensure a healthy future for our river and lake habitats. As a registered charity we rely on the generosity of our donors and our membership base in order to carry out this work. If you choose to support us, your donation will be making a difference for our freshwaters and all who use them. 


Any gift of any amount will make a difference, and you can decide where it goes! There are a number of routes within the organisation that your kind donation can take. You could help us in continuing to conserve endangered pearl mussel populations, or support a budding freshwater scientist in their studies by contributing to one of our bursaries. Alternatively, your donation could be used to fund the upkeep, curation and continued dissemination of our historical data records, such as the long-term measurements taken on Windermere or the collection of algal records held within the Fritsch.

Please specify in the 'Details' box below what specific cause from the list you would like your donation to go towards.

  • Pearl Mussel Conservation
  • Student Bursaries
  • Historical Collections
  • Ferry Cam Operation and Maintenance

    If you do not specify a cause from the list above, we will contact you to ensure your donation is used for its intended purposes. We thank you for your kindness.

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    Should you want to, you can also join the FBA as a member today, and support our work on a more regular basis.

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