Donations to SES help to pay for the part-time staff who manage every aspect of SES’s activity. This includes producing the Scientific Explorer Annual Review (members’ annual publication) and regular newsletters, updating and maintaining SES's website and social media pages, the Explorer Awards programme and Presentation Evening - the 'Oscars of Exploration', the scientific expeditions made available for participation and a full and varied schedule of Explorer Talks and Charity Events organised for everyone to enjoy. You can make a donation using the following channels:

Virgin Money Giving - one-off and regular donations can be made by visiting: Virgin Money Giving

Cheque - please make your cheque payable to the Scientific Exploration Society (which should be accompanied by a Gift Aid Declaration Form) and sent to Gail Lloyd, Scientific Exploration Society, Expedition Base, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9PB.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid allows SES to reclaim the tax already paid on subscriptions and/or donations, and will increase the value of gifts at no extra cost. Persons paying subscriptions and making donations need to be currently resident in the UK and be a UK taxpayer. Persons also need to pay an amount of income tax or capital gains tax for each tax year at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities to which that person donates will reclaim on gifts for that tax year. It is currently 25p for every £1 donated. Other taxes, such as VAT and council tax, do not qualify. In order to claim Gift Aid, SES periodically need forms completed to ensure that donations/subscriptions still comply.

Gift Aid Form (PDF)


Leaving a legacy/bequeathing a donation in your Will is a simple, tax efficient method of ensuring your support of SES will continue into the future. For more information, please contact Gail Lloyd.