Bat Conservation Ireland runs a number of projects under contract to the National Parks and Wildlife Service as well as the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Funded projects include the Car-based Bat Monitoring Scheme, The All-Ireland Daubenton’s Bat Waterways Monitoring Scheme, Brown Long-eared Bat Roost Monitoring and Lesser Horseshoe Bat Monitoring.
We receive Core Funding from the Irish Environment Network and Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. Membership and donations also provide valuable additional funding for conservation, outreach and educational work. Additional funding has been received from various sources for specific projects, such as Patagonia (the clothing company) for bat box building workshops, and from Local Authorities for the Landscape Conservation for Irish Bats project.
We occasionally receive donations from individuals or organisations. When we do, we acknowledge the amount of the donation and the donor in our newsletter, The Natterer, and in our Annual Report.