The Garfield Weston Foundation has made a grant of £20,000 towards the core costs of the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC). This grant will help support ARC’s overarching aims to help the future of native amphibians and reptiles in the UK.

Atul Srivastava, ARC’s Fundraising Coordinator, said: “We are delighted that the Garfield Weston Foundation has chosen to support ARC. Making a grant at this scale for core funds is particularly valuable, as larger grants are often restricted to specific projects. Charities also require core and unrestricted grants for a wide range of reasons, including overall expansion, and continuing staff posts in between projects supported by restricted funds. The Garfield Weston Foundation has set an excellent example and made a real difference to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles in the UK.”

We aim to expand ARC in a financially sustainable and responsible way, and although this may be difficult in the current circumstances, this support from the Garfield Weston Foundation will make a big difference to ARC as an organisation, to the species that we protect and to the people who benefit from interacting with nature.

If you represent a Trust or Foundation and would like to discuss supporting ARC, please email: [email protected]