We’re carrying on the ambition set out by our founders to care for nature, beauty and history. Here’s a reminder of what we’re here for and how the values of our founders are still at the heart of everything we do.
As Europe’s largest conservation charity, a partnership with us can make a real difference. By working together with our brand partners, such as Cotswold Outdoor and Sky, we achieve far more than we could alone.
We're always aiming to make our retail ranges more sustainable. That's why we collaborate with a variety of product partners who share our values. They help support our journey towards reducing our impact on the environment and supporting our conservation work in caring for the nature, beauty and history.
The Trust welcomes the appointment of its new Chair, René Olivieri, who brings with him a wealth of experience as a chair, non-executive director, and CEO of a number of heritage and environment organisations. Find out more about his appointment.
The National Trust was founded on 12 January 1895 by Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Hardwicke Rawnsley. Over the last 125 years we’ve grown to become Europe’s largest conservation charity, caring for historic properties and areas of beautiful countryside for everyone, for ever.
We were founded in 1895 by three extraordinary leaders, Octavia Hill, Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley and Sir Robert Hunter, who were united by a belief that nature, beauty and history are for everyone and that natural and historic places should be protected for future generations.
What we're doing to protect Britain's glorious buildings, landscapes and coastlines.
The benefits of working with us
We work with a select range of corporate partners that help us ensure our nation’s special places are cared for and protected. All our partnerships help us play our part in supporting an environment under pressure for the benefit of everybody.
Your ongoing support and generosity helps to protect the UK's best-loved places, and ensure they remain special for everyone to enjoy.
That's why we're a part of the Fundraising Regulator's self-regulatory scheme, and why, when you make a donation to us you can be confident that our fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.
We’ve published our gender pay gap data, as required under government regulations, which measures the difference between the average hourly rate paid to males within an organisation and the average hourly rate paid to females.
Our commitment to the safeguarding of all visitors, staff, volunteers and contractors including children, young people and adults at risk, protecting them from potential neglect, physical, sexual and emotional harm.