Fundraise for us
The places we care for are made of incredible stuff – what are you made of?
Access to nature, beauty and green spaces is more important than ever. But the coronavirus pandemic has caused our income to drop sharply, which threatens our conservation work. By fundraising for us, you can help us to care for these sources of wellbeing for everyone.
Whether you’ve fundraised for us before or this is your first time, there are plenty of ways you can raise funds for the places you care about. Will you make your miles count by walking or running for us? Maybe your friends and family are sponsoring you to read 100 books this year? Or are you and your family raising money by growing 20 new plants in your garden?
Whatever you do, and whether you raise £200 or £2000, turn your passion into a fundraising success and you’ll help protect amazing places for generations to come.
What fundraising challenge will you take on to help protect the irreplaceable?
Why we need your support
For over 125 years, people like you have played their part in protecting and caring for many of the UK's best-loved places. Thanks to your support, we now look after some of our nation’s most beautiful and precious landscapes, for everyone, for ever.
Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has caused a sharp and sustained drop in our income. This threatens our conservation work at a time when access to nature, wildlife and green spaces is needed more than ever.
By fundraising for the National Trust, you’ll be helping us to continue our essential work, caring for places so that people and nature can thrive.
How your fundraising could help
- £125 could help care for 250 feet of coastline all year round
- £550 could fund two days of expert textile conservation work
- £2,500 could plant one football pitch (½ hectare) of woodland
How to get involved
1. Choose your challenge
Your fundraising challenge can be anything you like. You could get active with a 20-mile run, swim or cycle – you could even complete 300 jumping jacks or cartwheels.
Or, if you’d rather get creative at home, why not commit to planting 20 new flower varieties in your garden, or paint 15 new pictures to share with family and friends? Maybe you want to set yourself the challenge of reading 100 books this year, or perhaps your challenge is something else entirely.
Ideas for sponsored activities
- Walk 15,000 steps a day for 30 days
- Build 40 homes for wildlife in a year
- Cook 20 new recipes from around the world at home
2. Set up an online fundraising page
Once you’ve decided on your challenge or activity, head to JustGiving to set up your fundraising page.
When you’re ready, don’t forget to share it with your friends and family and ask them to sponsor your challenge. Why not make it a friendly competition to see who can raise the most money?
3. Complete and share your challenge
Now, the only thing left to do is to complete your challenge and have lots of fun doing it.
While only those close to you can see what you’ve done, don’t forget to share your completed challenge with your sponsors and us.
We’d love to see what you’re doing so please share a photo or video of your challenge on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Top tips for fundraising
Don't go it alone
Getting friends, family and colleagues involved can help to share the load, spread the word and increase the fun. Who can join you?
Create an online giving page and don’t forget to shout about it. Share your event on social media and in your local newspaper and community.
Set a target
Whatever the scale of your challenge, setting a target will help keep you motivated and inspire others to support you.
Track your progress
There are lots of ways to help keep you on track and record your progress including apps or writing it down in journals or as charts.
Above all, enjoy it!
Make room for fun. You're doing something amazing for special places, so enjoy the moment and the memories you're creating.
A big thank you
Whatever your challenge, remember every penny you raise will help look after the places we care for. There’s been a big impact on our work because of the recent pandemic, but nature will continue to thrive and will be there to welcome you back.
From the towering trees in the deep green woodlands, to the chalky coastline, to the reds, yellows, blues and pinks in a garden in bloom, thank you for protecting the places that are special to us all.