Legacies remain one of the most important ways of supporting the RSGS’s work. Indeed, many of our most significant achievements over the past century have only been possible because of money received from RSGS supporters in their Wills, or in memory of loved ones.
Leaving a legacy for the RSGS is like leaving a gift for all our members, current and future. Your bequest may be ‘unrestricted’, so that the RSGS can prioritise spend according to current need, or you may choose to target your support towards a particular area of work, as outlined below. Please consider leaving a legacy now.
Inspiring People Fund
For generations, RSGS members have enjoyed learning direct from many of the most inspiring people of their age. The Inspiring People Fund supports the costs of running the RSGS’s illustrated talks, including speakers’ fees and travel expenses, venue hire, medals and awards, publicity and promotion, so that audiences can continue to enjoy hearing about people, places and the planet, from those who are active and experienced in their field.
Exciting Learning Fund
The RSGS is working to promote geographical teaching and learning for young people. The Exciting Learning Fund supports the costs of developing and running the RSGS’s projects in schools, such as the ‘Outdoor Journeys’ project, and of promoting geography in schools and within the curriculum, to inspire the next generation of geographers.
Conserving Heritage Fund
The RSGS has a unique and fascinating collection of historical and contemporary maps, books, images, papers and artefacts. The Conserving Heritage Fund supports the costs of conserving and making accessible items in the collection, including cataloguing, restoring, maintaining, digitally scanning and exhibiting them, so that they can be better understood and appreciated by as many people as possible.
Promoting Science Fund
From 1884 till the present day, the RSGS and its members have part-funded the research and expeditions carried out by hundreds of students and explorers. The Promoting Science Fund supports the costs of awarding RSGS grants, allowing us to fund more geographical research work and expeditions.