Grants and funding
From rooftops and rugs, to meadows and monuments – the funding we receive from grants makes a huge difference to the special places in our care. In 2018-19 we received around £17.5m from a wide range of statutory funders.
Grant income offers a vital support for many conservation projects at the places we look after. It helps us to plant new woodland and countryside cycle trails, create wildlife habitats, manage coastal landscapes and protect more than 300 historic buildings across the UK.
Because of the grants we receive, we’re also able to provide access to these amazing places, through the visits people enjoy and the opportunities available to join in with us and learn more about our conservation work.
Some of our most significant sources of grants are: The National Lottery (funding distributed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the National Lottery Community Fund, the Arts Councils and Sport England/Wales/Northern Ireland), the Landfill Communities Fund, European grants such as Structural Funds, Interreg and LIFE, and central and local government.
These grants often enable the Trust to work in partnership with other organisations and charities to achieve objectives that go well beyond what we could achieve on our own.