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This page provides information to the membership concerning the Society's constitution and annual reports to the Charity Commission. Members can also download BSG payment claim forms here for grant awards, meeting expenses and one-off payments (e.g. for authors of Geomorphological Techniques chapters).


The constitution is the governing document of the British Society for Geomorphology, outlining the scope of the Society and our key aims and objectives. It also outlines how the Society is governed and led, detailing the sub-committee structure that togther form the Committee and Trustees of the Society. You can access a copy of the BSG constitution here.

All BSG members are expected to aspire and adhere to these Guiding Principles:

• Excellence, integrity, and honesty in all aspects of professional practice
• Professional courtesy, equity, and fairness in working with others
• Freedom to responsibly pursue science without interference or coercion
• Legal compliance in all aspects of research, including intellectual property
• Humane approach in evaluating the implications of research on humans and animals

Detailed information for those acting as a trustee for the society is available in 'The essential trustee (CC3)', a charity commission publication. All trustees should have signed the the BSG trustee declaration.

Furthermore, the finance sub-committee have developed detailed policies for how the BSG manages its investments and reserves, both of which have been ratified by the executive.


Information about data protection and security are contained within the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Guidance Document.


The BSG is a registered charity, no. 1179467 (it was charity no. 1054260 until it became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation on the 1st January 2019). You can see our Charity Commission profile here (or here for pre-2019). Each financial year (ends 31st December for the BSG) we are obliged to submit an annual return to the charity commission in accordance with the law. These reports are ratified by the membership at the AGM following the year end (normally around Sept), so there is an expected delay in our submission. You can see our latest submission via the Charity Commission page noted above.


Please download and complete the following forms for claiming grant awards, meeting expenses and one-off payments for services rendered such as for authoring a geomorphological techniques chapter or developing an educational pack. Please make sure that you are familiar with, and adhering to, the BSG expenses policy prior to making an expense claim.

BSG expenses claim form

Grant award claim form

One-off service rendered payment request

Completed forms should be returned to the Honorary Treasurer (Dr Mikael Attal): [email protected] for processing and payment.