Give through your charitable trust

Visitors enjoying Rembrandt selfie at Buckland Abbey

We rely on the support of charitable trusts and foundations to carry out many of our projects and conservation work. These range from looking after spectacular areas of coast and countryside and restoring precious objects, to enabling more people to get involved with our activities.

If you have a charitable trust or are involved with a charitable grant-giver we would love to work with you. Please contact Sophie Bennett on 01793 817559 for more information.

We would like to thank all of our charitable trust and foundation supporters. Here are some examples to show the difference trusts and foundations have made through their support.

Wolfson Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation, an independent charity that awards grants to promote excellence in the fields of science, education and arts and heritage, has joined us in a new two-year conservation partnership. The Foundation has committed £1,000,000 to deliver vital work to conserve some of our most precious buildings and collections in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. The places receiving support in 2015 will be confirmed later this year. We look forward to sharing ways that you can get involved with these important projects which will range from restoration of castles and gardens to conservation of fragile textiles.

The Jeremy Willson Charitable Trust

The Jeremy Willson Charitable Trust was set up in memory of Jeremy Willson, by his family. The charity supports projects that reflect Jeremy’s passions for athletics, geology, adventure and the environment. The Jeremy Willson Charitable Trust has been a loyal supporter of the Green Academies Programme (GAP project) throughout its lifetime, contributing to life-changing opportunities for disadvantaged urban communities.

The GAP project involved 3,000 people from Birmingham taking part in conserving local green spaces, through training, volunteering and  community events. Over 150 young people achieved accredited qualifications and three achieved Countryside Management Apprenticeships with the National Trust, whilst looking after their local special outdoor places. GAP continues working in partnership with Birmingham Parks and Gardens to run the Urban Rangers project for young people, enhancing the future for 11-16 year olds and for the environment. Jeremy would have been delighted to know he is helping support young people conserve their local environment and develop valuable skills at the same time.

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery

People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery raising funds for, and increasing awareness of, charities and good causes across Great Britain. Since 2013 players of People’s Postcode Lottery have supported National Trust projects with donations totalling £500,000. Initial support enabled the exciting investigations into a self-portrait at Buckland Abbey, leading to the astounding confirmation of the Trust’s first-ever Rembrandt painting. The restoration of this high-profile 'selfie' was entirely thanks to players. Since then they have continued to support us. Find out more about us and the People's Postcode Lottery.