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.

How Money is Speant 2019

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

  1. Organise a beach clean
  2. Join MCS for as little as £3.50 per month
  3. Download the Great British Beach Clean Report 2018
  4. Open our Strategy 2018 - 2028 .pdf
  5. Explore the 'How you can help' section of our website
  6. Join a beach clean
  7. Visit the beachwatch website
  8. Read our annual reports and reviews

Did you know?…

Since the carrier bag charge came in across the UK, the Great British Beach Clean has recorded almost 50% fewer bags on beaches

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

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