National Bats in Churches Survey equipment request

Thank you for taking part in the National Bats in Churches Study. We have 1000 priority churches, which have been randomly selected for this study. We need your help to survey as many as possible over the next four years (2019-2022).

We will be sending out your equipment via Royal Mail Signed for 1st Class, which will require a signature. You will have equipment for one week and then it needs to be returned to us within this time in order to enable the smooth running of the project.

Equipment will be posted on Thursday before the week of your survey, which we hope will arrive with you on Friday.

A returns postage label can be requested when you are ready to return your equipment. You will need to take it into a post office branch/UPS Access Point for it to be scanned before posting within a day of us sending it to you. You can find your nearest post office here and UPS Access Point here. Alternatively, you can send the equipment back to us with Royal Mail (Signed for 1st Class) and if you would like to claim the cost of postage an expenses form will be included with your equipment.

If you are not able to get to a post office, contact us ( and we may be able to arrange a courier for collection.

Please fill in one form per church to be surveyed e.g. if you are surveying two churches, you will need to complete this form twice. We are asking this so we are able to match the data collected to the correct church.

If you have any queries, please email

These options will require you take it into a post office branch/UPS Access Point for it to be scanned before posting. Alternatively, you can organise this postage through Royal Mail yourself, and if you would like to claim this back, please use the expenses form included with your equipment.