Registered Charity No. 1118651
The website of the UK's leading
charity in mycological conservation
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The Website of the UK's Leading Charity in Mycological Conservation

FCT members are all amateur enthusiasts who want to broaden their interest in fungi and to help with the conservation Mushrooms and toadstools as they come under increased threat from depletion of woodland.

The Website of the UK's Leading Charity in Mycological Conservation.

Welcome to the home of the Fungus Conservation Trust (formerly Association of British Fungus Groups), serving interest in UK fungi and foraying from Caithness to Cornwall. If you are tempted by the idea of discovering the fascinating world of mushrooms and toadstools, or want to expand your existing knowledge, then this charity is here for you.

General Resources

  • FCT activities

    The Trust is for individual membership and groups alike, and its focus is on field mycology, or foraying - getting out in the woods and fields at local level to discover the world of fungi in all its fascinating forms. If you want to find out how we work before joining as a member, why not join the Forum? It's free.

  • FCT services

    The Trust also delivers a range of centralised goods and services including its open forum, stains and reagents, hand lenses, reference CDs, educational DVDs, talks, public forays, identification help, and other member support.

  • Children learn about fungi quickly

    FCT members

    The Trust encourages people of all ages and stages, especially children, to explore the world of fungi and discover these extraordinary and vital aspects of our countryside with confidence and in safety.   Children of today are the mycologists of tomorrow.

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Trust took place via Zoom on 22/05/2022. Minutes were sent out to members along with the Summer issue of the Forayer.


That's what our Fungus Conservation Trust is all about. We are a volunteer-run charity that exists to advance the protection of the fungi that play such a critical role in our woods and fields. Many are now under increasing threat, and without the beneficial fungus species many of our native trees are also threatened. The Trust is self-funding, which makes the money we receive through annual membership subscriptions of real significance. Check out the membership section to discover your personal benefits. Fill out and post or email the membership form.

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