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The Barn Owl Trust

Conserving the Barn Owl and its Environment

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About the Barn Owl

How can you help?


How can you help?

Fundraising ideas

The work of the Barn Owl Trust is funded almost entirely by donations from Friends of the Trust and members of the public, with grant aid for specific projects.


It costs The Trust approximately £30 to rescue and care for a disabled Barn Owl for a month and more than £200 a week to provide our Free Information and Advisory Service.

So, what can you do to help the Barn Owl Trust? Well, here are some ideas...


Plan a sponsored event.

The sky's the limit! Apple bobbing, bungee jumping, hiking or walking, litter picking or even bedroom tidying! Choose a sponsored event that will be a good challenge for you - your sponsors will really appreciate your efforts and you will have such a sense of achievement when you meet your challenge - talk to your parents.


Plan an event in aid of The Barn Owl Trust.

Hold a barbecue, have a cake stall, organise a bring and buy sale, have a party (there are lots of different themes to choose from; ice-cream, pizza, milkshake), hold a plant sale, have a garage sale, hold a book sale. The more original your idea, the more likely people are going to want to come - contact us for more information.


Take part in our Sponsored Owl Seach

We are looking for Barn Owls in Devon for our 3rd 10 year Survey! Can you help us raise some money for the survey by taking part in a Sponsored Owl Search?

All you have to do is record the names of as many ficitional owls as you can find. These can come from books, poems, films or television programmes i.e Headwig from Harry Potter. When you find an owl record it on the sponsorship form - see the link on the right.

You could ask your parent/guardian/grandparents and friends to sponsor you for each owl that you find. There will be a prize for whoever raises the most funds, submit the form to us by 2nd August 2013.

Send your completed sponsor form and cheque to Barn Owl Trust, Waterleat, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7HU. Please do not send cash through the post, ask an adult to send a cheque payable to "Barn Owl Trust" or make a donation via the website stating "Sponsored Owl Search " as the reason.

We look forward to receiving your forms!


Spread the word!

Tell other people about the Barn Owl Trust and the work we do. Encourage others to support the Trust by becoming friends or Junior Owlet friends.


Before embarking on your fundraising project, always make sure you have the support and agreement of your parents/guardians or teachers.

We would love to hear about your fundraising efforts. Send us your ideas and photos and we will put them on this page to inspire future fundraisers - good luck!

The Barn Owl Trust is dedicated to conservation & education and does not operate a visitor centre.
Barn Owl Trust staff and volunteers
Waterleat, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7HU
+44 (0) 1364 653026