Supporter groups in Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
Join a supporter group in Essex, Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire and meet with other National Trust members and volunteers who feel passionate about the same things you do. There are a number of supporter groups in the area, so there is sure to be one close to you.
Why join a supporter group?
Getting together with other National Trust enthusiasts, members and volunteers who feel passionate about the same things is priceless. Sharing unique experiences and finding out more about the places you care about is what being part of a local National Trust supporter group is all about.
From listening to expert talks and going on behind-the-scenes tours to taking relaxing holidays or restoring natural habitats in the great outdoors, you’ll be part of something amazing. Supporter groups promote and assist the National Trust’s work within their local area and raise money for conservation and development projects through all kinds of events.
A warm welcome awaits you at the Bedford Association, who meet once a month at the Addison Centre in Kempston.
Chelmsford and District Centre
Chelmsford and District Centre was founded in 1975 and welcomes members who live across Chelmsford, Great Baddow, Great Waltham and Billericay, together with the surrounding areas.
The Dacorum National Trust Association was formed in 1989 to promote the National Trust’s objectives in this part of south-west Hertfordshire. Most of the Dacorum Association's members live in or close to the towns of Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and Tring.
The Enfield National Trust Association is a voluntary organisation for local members of the National Trust enabling them to further their common interest in the preservation of the country’s heritage.
Essex and Suffolk National Trust Volunteers
The Essex and Suffolk National Trust Volunteers help to maintain special places in Essex and Suffolk, including:
- Dunwich Heath
- Danbury Commons
They can trace their roots back to 1983, and have held several guises over the years, becoming Essex and Suffolk National Trust Volunteers in March 2021.
Havering and District Association
Havering and District Association was founded in 1979 and has members drawn from Hornchurch, Romford, Upminster and the surrounding areas.
The aim of the Hertford Association is to enhance their members’ enjoyment of the National Trust while raising funds and giving support to local places and national appeals.
Members live in the Lea Valley area, stretching from Hertford through Ware to Cheshunt and surrounding villages.
Herts and Essex Border Centre
The Herts and Essex Border Centre was founded in 1969 to promote and prosper the work of the National Trust. Their membership comes from the towns and villages in the surroundings of Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, and Harlow, Essex.
Ilford Association meets on the second Tuesday of each month – with the exception of August – at 8pm in St Andrew’s Church Hall, The Drive, Ilford.
North Hertfordshire Association
Joining will enable you to find out more about the day-to-day work of the National Trust and meet new, interesting people with similar interests in the world of heritage.
South Bedfordshire Association
The South Bedfordshire Association is an association of National Trust members and volunteers who promote the work of the Trust by raising funds.
Southend-on-Sea and District Centre
The Southend-on-Sea and District Centre was founded in 1959 and their members reside in the area of Southend and the surrounding Essex towns and villages.
Woodford and District Centre
This Centre was founded in 1968 initially to support the Neptune Coastal Campaign, the Trust's coastal fundraising campaign. They have a growing membership drawn from the local area.
Use the supporter group directory (PDF) to find membership enquiry contact details and links to group websites for further information.
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