The Steyning Downland Scheme is a UK registered charity and we’re completely dependent on the generous giving of our supporters to be able to continue our work. Giving from local people allows us to conserve local wildlife and engage more people in the natural world. We don’t do street collections or cold calling but here are some simple ways you can lend your financial support to the SDS:

Make a One-Off Donation

Perhaps the easiest way to give to us is to make a one-off donation via BT Mydonate. Please click on the link below for more information:

Please note that BT MyDonate is scheduled to close on 30th June 2019 and due to the high fees other giving platforms charge, we have no current plans to move to an alternative. Of course you can just make a payment directly to our bank account. Please contact us for more information.

Leave us a Gift in your Will

Please consider making a legacy in your Will to the Steyning Downland Scheme. Legacies to UK charities are exempt from inheritance tax, so it may help reduce the amount of tax payable, if your estate is over the exempt threshold.

For suggested wording, either for a codicil (if you have already made a Will) or for a new Will, please use the forms below (these link to PDF documents):

Legacy Codicil Form

Legacy Form

For more information please contact: The Project Manager, Steyning Downland Scheme, Wiston Estate Office, Wiston, BN44 3DD  Tel: 01903 817996   Email:

We are particularly grateful to the Goring family for making their land available for us to manage and for their generous financial support. Many thanks indeed to all our supporters, whether financial, or in kind!