Partnerships and Funding

The Devon Biodiversity Records Centre (DBRC) was established to gather, manage and disseminate data about Devon’s Wildlife. DBRC takes a partnership approach based upon shared objectives and offers mutual benefits to those involved. It aims to establish the kind of network of knowledge and intelligence which Devon needs if it is to safeguard and promote the interests of its rich natural terrestrial and marine environment over the next millennium.

Partnership within DBRC is manifested through the DBRC forum. This provides funding partners, recording groups and other interested parties with an opportunity for discussion and information sharing about issues central to the operation of the records centre. The Executive Group oversees the strategic direction of DBRC, as well as approving and monitoring its annual work programme and budgets. The Executive group includes representatives from Devon County Council, Devon Wildlife Trust and The Environment Agency as well as representatives from ecological consultancies, the recording community, local ecologists and local authorities.

  • Dartmoor National Park Authority
  • Devon County Council
  • Devon Wildlife Trust
  • Environment Agency
  • East Devon District Council
  • Exeter City Council
  • Exmoor National Park Authority
  • Mid Devon District Council
  • North Devon District Council
  • Plymouth City Council
  • South Hams District council
  • Teignbridge District Council
  • South West Water
  • West Devon Borough Council

How DBRC is funded

DBRC is a “not- for- profit” organisation.  The size and scale of its operation is dependent on the funding it can secure.  DBRC’s income comes from:

  • Service Level Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding with partners who require specific work to be carried out.
  • Contracts with partners that relate to specific projects.
  • Commercial contract work for other organisations and businesses.
  • Data licences with partners.
  • Revenue from data searches for commercial organisations.
  • Grants and donations.

Work for partners is charged at cost. There is a commercial rate for non-partner organisations. The charges are set out in the charging policy.  Any surplus generated by commercial work is used to fund DBRC’s core work.

Please contact us if you are interested in supporting our work at DBRC or setting up a Service Level Agreement with us.