How you've helped

With your ongoing support we're able to continue our vital conservation work. Thank you for helping to protect these special places

The north front and parterre garden at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire
Conservation cleaning at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

We've achieved so much together 

Coronavirus has had a massive impact on our finances and we've never been more grateful for your support. It's thanks to people like you that we're able to protect nature, beauty and history, for everyone to enjoy, for ever. Read about the work you've supported so far.

Did you know?

  • It costs £3,000 each year to maintain 1 mile of coastline
  • We planted 76,000 trees in 2020 thanks to your donations
  • We plan to create 25,000 hectares (61,776 acres) of new habitats by 2025
Growing together



Reviving woodland with your help

Trees provide homes for wildlife, reduce flooding and clean the air we breathe. Today, however, the UK is the least wooded country in Europe.

With your support we're determined to replenish woodland habitats, which create healthy landscapes that will be more resilient to climate change. At the start of 2020 we made a pledge to plant and establish 20 million trees over the next 10 years. We are still committed to this ambition and, despite the coronavirus crisis, we have made progress.

We're currently working to turn 75 hectares of land at Northwood in West Sussex back into woodland. More than 13,000 trees have already been planted by volunteers, local schools and community groups, providing a haven for both wildlife and people. Your support is making a difference in North Devon too, where 125,000 trees will be planted in the next five years.


How you're helping to plant trees

Our ambition to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030 is progressing at pace thanks to your support. We've already planted thousands of young saplings across the UK, and we've also identified sites for a further 1.5 million trees to be planted during the next two years. Watch this video to find out how you've supported tree planting at Conygree Farm on the Sherborne Park Estate in Gloucestershire.

More success stories

Berrington's glass dome from below with it's classic plasterwork captured

Restoration work at Berrington Hall

With your support we were able to save a striking glass dome at the heart of Herefordshire's Berrington Hall — a neo classical mansion known for its Georgian architecture. In recent years the dome showed signs of deterioration, but we've restored it thanks to funding from The Wolfson Foundation, donations from visitors and a generous gift left in the will of a former volunteer.

A beaver swimming in a river

Working with nature's engineers

Your support has made it possible to reintroduce beavers at Holnicote in Exmoor and at Valewood in the South Downs. These shy creatures are helping us prevent flooding and manage the effects of climate change. The pair of beavers at Holnicote have constructed what is thought to be the first beaver dam on Exmoor for more than 400 years, and have just had their first baby beaver.

Meet our supporters

" Exmoor won my heart as a schoolgirl. It continues to be my special place. Making a donation and spending time working in this breathtaking landscape have made it even more special. With the help of the National Trust, I hope it will be special for everyone, for ever. "
Our work
A conservator works intently on a gilded frame in the studio

Annual report 2020/21 

Our annual report looks back on our performance last year and forward to our future plans. It also includes salary details for our Director-General and executive team.

Other ways you can help

Thank you

For making a difference

Thank you for supporting the vital conservation work of the National Trust. Together we can help care for these special places for everyone, for ever.