Who are you?
Friends of the British Overseas Territories are a Charitable Incorporated Organisaton which works to advance education and promote the British Overseas Territories across the UK and worldwide.
What are your objectives?
(1) To advance the education of the public in the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of the British Overseas Territories and the history and geography of the British Overseas Territories.
(2) To advance the education of young people aged between 18 and 25 by providing educational visits to the British Overseas Territories
(3) To further such other purposes as are exclusively charitable in accordance with the law of England and Wales as the trustees may from time to time decide.
Are you a charity?
Yes we are registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales; Charity Number 1156763.
Are there not already current Friends Groups for the Territories?
Yes. Several of the territories have individual Friends Groups. We will promote their services to BOT students and professionals that join us working in partnership together.
How can I support you?
Join us! Membership is £20. Visit our website http://fotbot.org/membership
If you are a student or from a low income household membership is £10. To apply email firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the membership benefits?
Exclusive Invites – As a member you will receive invitations to our functions in advance of the public launch date. Twice a year we also host membership only events which you will be notified about.
Discounted Rates – When we hold networking events you will be entitled to the discounted membership price.
News Bulletins – You will receive our quarterly membership newsletter full of interesting articles and information about the latest developments in the sixteen overseas territories.
Online Archive – See every issue of the newsletter since the first edition launched in 2013.
What are the membership criteria to join?
None! You just need to be a supporter of our objectives as stated above.
Will you be organising visits to the British Overseas Territories?
Yes. Our long term goal is to hold yearly educational visits to the territories inviting young people to attend. We also regularly host business and community leaders from the territories providing a unique networking opportunity.
Press enquiries: Robert.Midgley@fotbot.org