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Scenic sunrise over a frosty Surrey landscape from Leith Hill, Surrey
Scenic sunrise over Surrey from Leith Hill, Surrey | © National Trust Images/John Miller

Support us

However you choose to support us, you’ll be helping ensure future generations can benefit from nature, beauty and history for ever. Volunteer, help plant trees or donate to one of our appeals.


For over 125 years, people like you have helped us to look after nature, beauty and history. Donate today, and together we’ll preserve precious places for everyone, for ever.

Winter sun rising over the frosty parkland at Croome, Worcestershire

Plant a Tree 

Trees are one of the best natural defences against climate change, which is why we’re aiming to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030. Donate to Plant a Tree and make a difference.

A couple, arm in arm, walk along a path through trees at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire

In celebration gifts 

It’s the memorable moments that make us, so for life’s biggest milestones, give a gift that lasts forever, whether that’s a donation, planting a tree or a physical dedication.

Book conservation in the Library at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Donate now 

Your donation today will help the area of conservation that matters most to you.

Builders standing on scaffold looking down at the roof of Dyrham Park in Gloucestershire that's undergoing conservation

Patrons Programme

Become a National Trust Patron and your donation will support ambitious projects to protect places for everyone to enjoy. Find out more, including the three Patrons levels to choose from, by emailing


Looking for a project to support? Our fundraising appeals cover everything from planting woodlands to restoring historic buildings, so you can give to conservation work that’s important to you.

Cattle grazing in parkland at Claydon, Buckinghamshire

Everyone Needs Nature Appeal 

You can help protect and maintain precious habitats and species in our care that are in decline due to climate change. Donate to the Everyone Needs Nature Appeal today and help give nature hope.

An area of restored peat bog on Armboth Fell, Lake District

Climate Action Appeal 

Climate change is the biggest threat to people and nature but with your support, the landscapes we care for can adapt to the challenges they face. Donate today to bring back wildlife, keep rivers flowing and protect woodlands and peatlands.

Gifts in wills

From conserving world-famous art to protecting wildlife habitats, gifts in wills of every size help to support our work, so please consider leaving a legacy to us.

Visitors walking in the Walled Garden in autumn at Tatton Park, Cheshire

Leaving a gift in your will 

Gifts in wills are a great way for you to leave a lasting legacy for the places you love. Any gift, no matter how big or small, will help nature recover and ensure our shared history continues to inspire.

A father smiling as he holds his son inside Ham House and Garden in Surrey

Free will writing 

Find out how we've partnered with a number of legal specialists so supporters can write a will for free, either online, over the phone or face to face.


Whether you want to host a bake sale, run a marathon or do a sponsored bungee jump, there are plenty of ways you can fundraise to support the Trust.

A group of visitors cycling through the Wallington estate in autumn

Fundraise for us 

Want to set yourself a challenge and raise money to support the places you love? Find out how you can fundraise for us and help to protect land, nature, buildings and more.

A group of trail runner run along a muddy path through grass, lined with trees in berry

Fundraising stories: running for the National Trust 

Discover how two supporters raised funds by long-distance running: one with a long-distance marathon challenge across North Devon and the other by running and cycling 125km around Trust places to mark our 125th anniversary.


Find out how you can support nature, beauty and history by volunteering with us. There are many different roles for volunteers at the gardens, historic houses and countryside places in our care.

Visitor in the park along the Lake Walk on an electric mobility scooter at Mount Stewart, County Down

Volunteer with us 

There are hundreds of different ways you can volunteer for the National Trust at historic houses, in the gardens or at the many coastal and countryside landscapes we care for.

A woman with long black hair is tending to some plants in a walled garden on a sunny day. She is wearing a raincoat and has a smile on her face.

Meet the volunteers 

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to volunteer with us? From perfecting the art of lavender topiary to giving talks at historic houses, a selection of volunteers share their stories about helping out at some of the places we care for.

A conservation assistant carefully dusting objects on the shelves at Greenway, Devon

Search for a volunteering opportunity 

Whether you're looking to help in the great outdoors, work with the public or get up close and personal with our houses, gardens and countryside, find a volunteering role near you.

Guided walks around Clent Hills in partnership with Cotswold Outdoors, Worcestershire

Supporter groups 

Our supporter groups are a great way of getting involved with your local place. Find out more about how you can join in.

A small group of puffins on rocks at the Farne Islands, Northumberland

Make a donation

Our natural world and places of historic beauty are at serious risk. Please give what you can to help our essential conservation work.