White Cliffs appeal

The White Cliffs appeal has been successful in helping us secure 700,000 square metres of land immediately behind the clifftop - reaching our target of £1million in just three weeks. We were overwhelmed by the support and generosity of the public which helped us secure the land.

Further donations will help us look after this special place and restore the clifftop habitat, preserve the existing historical Second World War features, and maintain access routes for visitors.

View of White Cliffs of Dover
A big thank you from staff and volunteers at the White Cliffs

Huge thanks from the White Cliffs team

'We have been absolutely blown away by the public’s response to our appeal. Over 17,500 people have made donations in the last few weeks and thanks to their generosity, this wonderful landscape now belongs to the nation, for ever' said Virginia Portman, White Cliffs General Manager.

" My thanks to everyone who embraced the campaign to protect this national icon. The White Cliffs of Dover are a significant landmark and it is so encouraging to know that they will now be protected for future generations. "
- Dame Vera Lynn

Your donations

While the appeal to purchase the land has closed, any further donations will help ongoing work to restore and protect the land.

What your donation will help us care for

  • 700,000 square metres of iconic land
  • 40+ flower and grass species per square metre
  • 1939-45 wartime relics and home of historic Wanstone Gun Battery

Donate to White Cliffs appeal

Select an amount

£15 could help rangers look after 28 metres of precious coastline a year
£30 could help rangers look after 56 metres of precious coastline a year
£60 could help rangers look after 112 metres of precious coastline a year
Or enter your own amount
Newly-acquired White Cliffs land by South Foreland Lighthouse

The White Cliffs legacy lives on 

Find out how past legacies helped the huge public support to secure this iconic land and what lies in store for the White Cliffs' conservation.

Why is this land vital?

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the outdoor spaces in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful landscapes and protect precious plants and wildlife. But they also ensure that future generations have places they can find freedom from everyday life, reconnect with the natural world and make memories to treasure. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.

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