FAQs about the National Trust

Winter in the Lake District, Cumbria

Here are the answers to some of the questions we’re often asked, covering who we are, what we do and how you can get involved.

Are you government funded?

We are a charity, independent of government. As such, we do not receive any guaranteed annual grant-in-aid and we cannot rely on government support. We do however make applications every year to a range of competitive grant schemes, primarily to support our project work (through central and local government, European government, and through sources such as Lottery funds).

Sunset view over countryside surrounding a National Trust site in June

What environmental work do you carry out? 

We look after 250,000 hectares of countryside and more than 775 miles of coastline, and are committed to promoting green solutions and protecting the environment for future generations.

Where can I buy your products?

Young adventurers can refuel in the tea-room.
Days out

Where can I buy fresh local food?  

Our tea-rooms and restaurants are a popular stop at many properties and countryside locations, serving freshly baked cakes and a seasonal menu of local produce. Choose a property and then open the Facilities and access tab to find out more.

What options are there for holidaying in or nearby your places?

Are there any job vacancies at the moment?  

All current vacancies are listed on our dedicated jobs website. You can search for jobs local to you, as well as find out what it's like to work for us.