Fundraise for us

Holding a bake sale can be a great fundraiser

Fundraising works best when it is something you love doing and for something you are passionate about.

Maybe it's a beach where your children made their first sandcastles, wide open parkland where you saw your first deer, or the place where you were surrounded by hundreds of years of history.

Saving the places you love is a great motivator, so turn your passion into a fundraising success and help protect amazing places for generations to come.

As Europe’s largest conservation charity, looking after the places in our care takes thousands of hours and millions of pounds.

From the White Cliffs of Dover to Snowdonia and the Giants Causeway we protect some of the most iconic places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, along with 780 miles of coast, 248,000 hectares of countryside, 200 gardens and 350 historic places.

All of this is only possible thanks to the passionate support of our members, visitors, donors, fundraisers and pledgers. However, to ensure these places are still accessible for future generations to enjoy, we rely on ongoing support.

How to get started

If you want to show your support and be a fundraiser, our latest fundraising kit is the perfect place to start.

Fundraise for the places you love

The kit includes:

  • a fundraising guide packed with ideas, hints and tips
  • stickers to proudly shout about what you’ve done
  • a pledge card to help keep you motivated and on target
  • Posters to ensure as many people know as possible
  • and a collection box to gather those important donations

Complete the online form to receive your fundraising kit >

Meet a fundraiser
Emily Martin is taking on a marathon challenge to raise funds for the National Trust

Inside Emily's multi-marathon fundraising challenge 

Marathon runner and fundraiser Emily Martin is helping support the landscapes she loves by running for the National Trust. Find out about Emily's multi-marathon challenge and how you can help her achieve her goal.

Fundraising ideas

Visitors running at a National Trust site

Get active

Hit your fitness goals and be sponsored to run, cycle, walk, hike, swim, kayak, or abseil. Or sell tickets to a dance show or an old-fashioned school sports day, complete with egg and spoon race.

Fancy dress

Get together

Organise a quiz night, bric-a-brac sale, fancy dress party, sponsored silence, dress down day, or a sponsored litter pick. Set a team challenge to hike the highest peaks or organise a ‘friendly’ match of football or chess – or any other sport.

Children mixing crumble mix

Get cooking

Hold a sponsored bake sale or a street party (also great for community spirit), or sell tickets for a dinner or tea party.

Top tips for fundraising

" Fundraising was a great opportunity to talk to my friends and colleagues about a cause I’m passionate about."
- Aerian, abseiled Souter Lighthouse

How your fundraising helps

  • £25 could pay for 1 lime mortar repair to a classical temple
  • £100 could replace 5 feet of damaged footpaths
  • £500 could buy timber for 7 gates to protect cows and sheep
  • £5,000 could buy 200 handmade tiles to waterproof leaky roofs

A massive thank you

No matter how you chose to help and how much you raise, your fundraising will make a difference. Thank you so much for protecting the places that are special to us all. Good luck!