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Help us protect Arran's seas

The Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) is a pioneering organization with national and global impact, serving as a model for community-driven marine protection and conservation.

Why Donate to COAST?

 In the 2021 report from the Environmental Funders Network, COAST (Community of Arran Seabed Trust) is recognized as one of the most effective environmental organizations in the UK, given the resources at their disposal. 

 The report highlights COAST’s significant achievements in community-led marine conservation, particularly noting their role in establishing and managing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) around Arran. COAST is commended for its collaborative approach, working closely with stakeholders, including local communities, policymakers, and environmental agencies, to advance marine conservation efforts. Their work in advocating for an ecosystem-based and precautionary monitoring approach for MPAs, as well as their efforts to strengthen the management and enforcement of existing MPAs, is particularly praised. The report underscores COAST’s success in demonstrating the ecological, economic, and social benefits of marine protection, thereby making a strong case for continued and enhanced support for marine conservation initiatives Please read the full report here. 

Your donations are crucial for sustaining COAST’s efforts in marine conservation, enabling us to conduct vital research, run impactful educational programs, drive effective campaigns and importanly be leaders in community-led marine conservation. 

If there is a specific area of COAST you would like to provide support to please get in contact with our Executive Director, Áine Purcell-Milton 

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Become a monthly supporter

Making a regular donation helps us to plan ahead and be more effective and allows you to spread the cost of your donation to suit you. You can make a monthly donation by clicking the donate button to the right. 


Make a one-off donation

You can donate online by card or via Paypal by clicking the donate button below*.
*this opens a new window. Put in the amount you wish to donate then click “donate” to use paypal or “donate by card” to enter your card details directly.

You can also send a cheque payable to
Community of Arran Seabed Trust.

Raise money for coast

Raise donations for us at a charity or personal event

Many local supporting businesses have COAST donation boxes displayed for their clients to donate. Some of our supporters have asked friends and family to support COAST at special occasions such as birthdays or marriages. Contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Gift in Wills

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Would you like to leave COAST a gift in your will or honour the life of a loved one by setting up a “Gifts in Memory” fund? Please contact us and we will be happy to help you and discuss your options.

Corporate giving

Corporate giving

Does your company share our values and want to support community-led marine conservation? We would love you to contact us and discuss your ideas.  

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Donate when you shop online

Are you an online shopper? Use Easyfundraising or Amazon Smile for a percentage of your purchase to go to COAST at no extra cost to you!