How your money helps
Like most charities, MCS relies on generous donations from our supporters. We ensure we spend your money carefully to achieve the maximum impact for conservation whilst staying competitive within the ever growing charity sector.
On average, for every £1 spent, 76p goes on conservation programmes, marine education and campaign communications to ensure that our messages reach audiences far and wide; and 24p is spent on fundraising and servicing our members to ensure that we can continue the effective and impactful conservation work that we do.
How you can support MCS
There are many ways for you to support MCS, from volunteering at a beach clean to becoming a member. Click a link below to explore how you could help our vital conservation work.
Actions you can take
- Download the Great British Beach Clean Report 2019
- Open our Strategy 2018 - 2028 .pdf
- Join MCS for as little as £3.50 per month
- Visit the beachwatch website
- Explore the 'How you can help' section of our website
- Read our annual reports and reviews
- Organise a beach clean
- Join a beach clean
Did you know?…
To date, our beach cleans have removed over 11 million pieces of litter
It’s estimated that one rubbish truck load of plastic litter enters the ocean every minute
Since the carrier bag charge came in across the UK, the Great British Beach Clean has recorded almost 50% fewer bags on beaches
Why not join a beach clean ... or organise one?
To date, our beach clean volunteers have removed 6 million pieces of litter from our beaches and collected marine litter data to support our campaigns for cleaner seas and beaches.Learn more and join a beach clean