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July 21, 2021 | News

£4,000 Fundraising Campaign Launched For The Lake District

The Lake District Foundation is taking part in an exciting match funding campaign to raise funds for the Lake District. The charity are seeking to raise £4,000 by the 31st
July 21, 2021 | News

Stay Carbon Monoxide Safe 4 Summer

Carbon monoxide outside of the home It's not just in the house that you must be carbon monoxide safe. Anywhere that fossil fuels are burnt, CO can occur. Ensure that
June 26, 2021 | News

Lake District Foundation Welcomes New Trustee

The Lake District Foundation, the local sustainability and conservation charity caring for the Lake District, welcomes a new trustee to the board, Dan Visser, to the board.   Dan moved to the Lake District in
June 22, 2021 | News

Conservation Charity Awards Hedgerow Grants

The Lake District Foundation, the local organisation helping look after nature and culture in the Lake District and Cumbria, have awarded grants from the Real Hedge Fund Campaign, part of their latest
June 14, 2021 | News

New luxury Lakes food delivery service launches with LDF as charity partner

A couple from the Lake District are championing the region’s artisan producers with the launch of a new luxury food box delivery service.  £1 from each box sold is shared
May 25, 2021 | News

Care, live, visit. Our shared plan for the Lake District.

Is the Lake District somewhere you dream of visiting, somewhere you live and work, or somewhere that matters to you? We want to share our new five year plan for
May 13, 2021 | News

The Lake District (or anywhere!) Well-being Wish List

Nature is the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 and research shows that it is not just being in nature but how we interact with nature that counts. During
May 5, 2021 | News

Conservation Charity Awards Grants to Cumbria Projects

The Lake District Foundation, the local organisation helping look after nature and culture in the Lake District and Cumbria, have awarded grants to 13 projects across Cumbria, part of their latest grant funding initiative.  The successful
April 20, 2021 | News

Local Charity To Participate In National Green Match Fund Initiative

Local sustainability and conservation charity the Lake Distinction Foundation (LDF) has been selected by the Big Give to take part in the Green Match Fund Campaign, helping the charity to achieve it's target of raising £10,000
April 14, 2021 | News

Greener Boating Campaign Launches

Local sustainability and conservation charity the Lake Distinction Foundation (LDF) launched a “Greener Boating” campaign this week which aims to give boaters clear and practical advice on how they can play their part in keeping our lakes and rivers clean and safe.  As the Lake District welcomes visitors back this week, LDF want to make sure people
March 29, 2021 | News

Support the Green Match Fund Campaign

What is it? The Green Match Fund is a match funding campaign for charities which are working on environmental issues as part of their core mission. All public donations made
March 29, 2021 | News

Red Squirrel Campaign Success in Cumbria

In September 2019, the Lake District Foundation launched a campaign to raise funds to support Red Squirrel Conservation in Cumbria which has now raised over £14,000, in spite of the fundraising challenges the global Covid-19
March 24, 2021 | News

New Hedgerow Funding Available In Cumbria

A new fund is being launched by the Lake District Foundation in April for the protection and creation of native hedgerows in Cumbria.  The Real Hedge Fund is made up of donations from businesses, visitors and residents who
March 10, 2021 | News

Lake District Foundation Welcomes New Ambassador

The Lake District Foundation, the local charity caring for the Lake District, welcomes a new Ambassador, Lee Paton.   Lee Paton is a bespoke couturier who has his own fashion house in London and is currently creating the first Couture
February 24, 2021 | News

Grants to Go Green for Cumbria

A number of schemes are currently being developed in the county as part of bold plans for Cumbria to achieve a net zero carbon economy, including a potential new grants scheme which will match-fund carbon reduction schemes with up to £20,000.  That
February 16, 2021 | News

Lake District Foundation Welcomes New Trustee

The Lake District Foundation, the local charity caring for the Lake District, welcomes a new trustee to the board, Alice Forrester.   Alice is a qualified ACA Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW and currently
February 9, 2021 | News

Continued Support From Local Businesses

The Lake District Foundation, the local charity caring for the Lake District, extends an extra thank-you to businesses for their continued support during the pandemic.   The charity works with businesses, visitors and other donors to support conservation, environmental and
February 4, 2021 | News

Carbon Monoxide: Raising Awareness

The Lake District Foundation will be delivering a project to raise awareness about Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning and safe visits to the countryside. The project is funded by Northern Gas
January 27, 2021 | News

Latest Funding Scheme Announced

The Lake District Foundation, the local conservation charity, is launching their latest grant funding initiative in February.   The Lake District Foundation is looking to support effective projects that share the charity’s goal; that the Lake
January 13, 2021 | News

FUNDRAISING SUCCESS FOR LAKE DISTRICT HEDGEROW INITIATIVE

The Lake District Foundation, the local conservation charity, is spearheading a fundraising campaign, The Real Hedge Fund, to conserve and reinstate native hedgerows.   The charity participated in the UK’s biggest match funding challenge in December, The Big Give Christmas
December 2, 2020 | News

COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN SUCCESS

FOR KESWICK TO THRELKELD RAILWAY TRAIL The Lake District Foundation, the local conservation charity, are celebrating after the recent opening of the much-loved Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail has proven a hit. The trail reopened due to a successful six-month (K2T) community fundraising campaign in
November 25, 2020 | News

LAKE DISTRICT HEDGEROW CAMPAIGN SET TO DOUBLE DONATIONS

The Lake District Foundation, the local conservation charity, is spearheading a fundraising campaign to reinstate and conserve native hedgerows. The charity is participating in The Big Give Christmas Challenge, a
November 17, 2020 | News

VIRTUAL ADVENTURE EVENING LAUNCHED FOR FIX THE FELLS

The Lake District Foundation, has launched a virtual adventure evening to raise funds for Fix the Fells.    The fundraiser is called ‘Why we adventure...’ hosted by Sean Conway, one of
October 29, 2020 | News

Our annual report April 2019 – March 2020

We are delighted to share our annual report for the period April 2019 – April 2020 with you. We share our vision, reflect on our successes, and used a fantastic
October 27, 2020 | News

Swifts in the Community – Project Update

Thanks to generous donations received by LDF, we were able to support `Swifts in the Community’. A project made up of enthusiastic volunteers who monitor the numbers of nesting swifts,
September 23, 2020 | News

Get Coniston buzzing – Project Update on this exciting project to reintroduce wildflower meadow in Coniston.

Thanks to generous donations to the Lake District Foundation, we made a grant to Coniston Wildflower Meadow project in December last year. With wildflower meadows in serious decline, this project
September 21, 2020 | News

New business supporter: The Lost Compass

We are delighted to announce a new partnership between the Lake District Foundation and The Lost Compass, a new UK based company, supplying 100% eco-friendly and sustainable apparel and clothing.
September 2, 2020 | News

Orrest Head Fundraising Campaign Raises £38,000

A local conservation charity, the Lake District Foundation and the Lake District National Park are celebrating raising over £38,000 for the Orrest Head accessibility improvement project.  The fundraising campaign launched
August 26, 2020 | News

A Bed for Bees – Project Update from the Bee Hide Project

Thanks to generous donations to the Lake District Foundation, we made grant to the Community Bee Hide Project in Kendal in December 2019. We got in touch with the Bee
August 5, 2020 | News

The Climbers Shop welcomes back customers safely

The Climbers Shop in Ambleside have opened their doors again and are excited to be back up and running. With over 100 years of retail heritage they are incredibly proud
August 5, 2020 | News

Cumbria Hedgerow Campaign Receives Donation Boost

A fundraising campaign aiming to raise £100,000 to create and reinstate 4,000 metres of native hedgerows in the Lake District has received a generous boost from the Woodland Trust.  The Lake
July 30, 2020 | News

Conquer Lake District donate over £2,000

Conquer Lake District are a local business with a passion for the outdoors and believe it is their responsibility to promote, protect and preserve our incredible National Park. Their beautifully
July 29, 2020 | News

Staying safe at the Langdale Hotel

The Foundation works with over 150 business supporters who either fundraise for the charity or make a donation. The businesses have been busy preparing to re-open safely at the start
July 29, 2020 | News

Rothay Manor is open for business and Covid ready

The Foundation works with over 150 business supporters who either fundraise for the charity or make a donation. The businesses have been busy preparing to re-open safely at the start
July 29, 2020 | News

How Covid has impacted on our thinking about the natural world

During May and June, we ran a short survey to find out more about people’s views and concerns about our natural world, and the role that access to natural spaces
July 20, 2020 | News

Cedar Manor is open for business and Covid ready

The Foundation works with over 150 business supporters who either fundraise for the charity or make a donation. The businesses have been busy preparing to re-open safely at the start
July 19, 2020 | News

The Bath House is open for business and Covid ready

The Foundation works with over 150 business supporters who either fundraise for the charity or make a donation. The businesses have been busy preparing to re-open safely at the start
July 15, 2020 | News

CONSERVATION CHARITY WELCOMES VISITORS BACK TO NATIONAL PARK

The Lake District Foundation extends a warm welcome to visitors returning to the Lake District National Park as COVID restrictions ease and tourism businesses re-open.  The Lake District Foundation, the
July 10, 2020 | News

Welcome back

The Lake District is now welcoming back visitors. We are delighted you have continued to support and value this special place.  Whilst you have been away, we have worked alongside partners and
June 4, 2020 | News

The Real Hedge Fund

The Lake District Foundation works with partners to help care for the landscape, wildlife and heritage of the area. We know that people have been really valuing our natural world
April 20, 2020 | Charity

Ways to Support The Lake District

We aren’t running any specific fundraising campaigns at the moment as we want focus to be on our communities and those most in need during this difficult time. R
February 28, 2020 | News

Lake District Shortlisted for share of £50 Million Heritage Horizons Funding

We are so excited that the Lake District Foundation, on behalf of the Lake District National Park Partnership, is one of 12 organisations selected to take forward a development proposal
January 2, 2020 | Charity

Help us to fix the Herdwick Sheep Breeders Association Marquee

Following storm damage to a set of marquees that were erected for Loweswater Show on 1 September 2019 The storm caused £10,000 of damage, Herdwick Sheep Breeders Association wish to
Green business network
December 16, 2019 | Charity

Green Business Network

The Lake District Foundation cares about our environment - and we know that our supporters do too. With our Green Business Network we want to work together. To share tips
December 11, 2019 | Charity

A-ha Distribution supports LDF

The Lake District Foundation is pleased to welcome A-ha Distribution to its growing number of business supporters. A-ha Distribution are a local company with a huge love of the area
December 5, 2019 | Charity

A warm welcome to our new supporter

A very warm welcome to Matson Ground Estate Company. The newest addition to our business supporter community. Comprising two working farms, several holiday cottages, residential lets and commercial units, all
December 4, 2019 | Charity

Funding for local projects 2019

The Lake District Foundation has revealed the nine projects which will receive funds from the latest round of grant funding. The successful projects from across Cumbria each will receive between
September 25, 2019 | Charity

Help inspire others to protect and access the outdoors when you visit Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal Mountain Festival and The Lake District Foundation are excited to announce an innovative partnership to raise funds for conservation. Festival goers are able to donate to a new fund
September 18, 2019 | News

What’s On In The Lake District are now proud partner of the Lake District Foundation

What’s On In The Lake District are now proud partner of the Lake District Foundation and What’s On In The Lake District are currently contacting local businesses to see if
Experience-the-River
August 28, 2019 | News

Apply for a Grant…

Applications are invited from projects which share our goal that the Lake District and Cumbria will be an inspirational example of sustainable development in action, and a place where a
August 19, 2019 | International News

Japanese Tour Operators raise £15,540 for the Lake District Foundation

Japanese Tour Operators have collectively raised £15,540 for the Lake District Foundation in a year. The participating businesses ask their customers who are booking a trip to the Lake District
June 7, 2019 | News

Fix the Fells contributors Wilkinson Financial Management get wet and dirty with the volunteers

Wilkinson Financial Management got more than they bargained for on a day out with Fix the Fells. Working in the Langdale valley the 6 strong team joined a Fix the
May 29, 2019 | News

Ullswater Way Fundraising Success

A local conservation charity is celebrating after a successful two month fundraising campaign ended on a high for the Ullswater Way, raising nearly £13,000. The campaign has been a Lake
May 21, 2019 | News

Official Ullswater Way Guide boosts crowdfunder donations

A crowdfunding campaign to raise £5,000 for the much loved walking path, the Ullswater Way, in the Lake District, is now within reach of hitting its target thanks to a
lake district national park bridge
May 20, 2019 | News

Lake District Foundation launches new visitor giving scheme

The Lake District Foundation has launched a new visitor giving initiative to help protect and care for the Lake District National Park. The Lake District Foundation is encouraging visitors and
May 13, 2019 | News

Ullswater Way crowdfunder receives donation boost

A crowdfunding campaign to raise £5,000 for repairs on the popular walking route in the Lake District, the Ullswater Way, has received a welcome donation boost helping the campaign reach
April 25, 2019 | News

Site visit to Haweswater Woodland Planting – recently funded LDF project

As a special benefit to our business supporters, we were delighted to announce a series of site visits to some of our recently funded beneficiary projects. The first of two
April 25, 2019 | News

Launch of contactless Lake District donation points signifies “pioneering approach to fundraising”

A mission to embrace new technology to make it easier for visitors to donate money to worthy causes is being described as a “pioneering approach” to help care for the
April 1, 2019 | News

Crowdfunding campaign launched for Ullswater Way

A new crowdfunding campaign has been launched to raise money for a popular walking route in Ullswater. The Lake District Foundation aims to raise £5,000 by the end of April
March 6, 2019 | News

Lake District Hotels Association announce LDF as charity partner

The Lake District Hotels Association (LDHA) are excited to announce their 2019 official charity partner will be the Lake District Foundation. The Lake District Foundation (LDF) is a charity dedicated
February 28, 2019 | News

Keswick Railway multi user trail up-date February 2019

The Lake District National Park are pleased to announce that Cubby Construction Limited will be undertaking the work to create a the new multi-user trail between Keswick and Threlkeld along
February 28, 2019 | News

Love Langdales Crowdfunding Campaign – we did it!

A massive thank you to everyone who helped us to reach our target of £5,000 for our Love Langdale Crowdfunder campaign, we are extremely grateful for your support. The task of
February 13, 2019 | News

Cumbria LEP appoints Sarah Swindley as new board member

Cumbria LEP has appointed three leading local business women to its board. Sarah Swindley and Emma Porter join the LEP as private sector board members, whilst Professor Patricia Livsey, the
January 30, 2019 | News

Crowdfunding campaign for Langdale Pikes extended

A crowdfunding campaign to raise £5,000 for repairs to popular walking route in the Langdale Pikes is well-past the halfway point of meeting its target; and the deadline has been
January 25, 2019 | News

The stunning “Capture Lakeland Volume 2” is available for pre-order

As a small charity, we rely on the support of others to help us to achieve our goals, and local photographer James Bell has been doing just that. James was
January 16, 2019 | News

Crowdfunding campaign launched for Langdale Pikes

A new crowdfunding campaign has been launched to raise money for a popular walking route in the Langdale Pikes. The Lake District Foundation aims to raise £5,000 by the end
January 8, 2019 | News

LDF Youth Panel member opens plastic free shop in Penrith

One of the founding members of the Lake District Foundation Youth Panel, Amy Bray, has spearheaded the opening of a plastic free shop in the Lake District. The shop is
December 17, 2018 | News

Having a pre-Christmas clearout? Donate your old notes to the Lake District Foundation

Are you having a pre-Christmas clear out? Have you found any old five or ten pound notes and are wondering what to do with them? The Bank of England estimates
December 14, 2018 | News

Local business supporters enjoy a festive lunch

The Lake District Foundation annual Christmas Lunch at the Stove Restaurant at The Langdale Estate was a great success, and was attended by 30 local business members. Attendees were treated
December 14, 2018 | News

Spread festive cheer and care for the Lake District too

You can now spread some festive cheer, save paper, and care for the Lake District too with JustGiving Give Cards. Simply make a donation to the Lake District Foundation and
December 5, 2018 | News

Full steam ahead for the reconnection of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path as funding is announced

Press release  5 December 2018 A £7.9 million funding package has been agreed to allow work to start on the final phase of reconnecting the Keswick to Threlkeld multi user
November 23, 2018 | News

Our record-breaking ambassador Sean Conway offers a rare glimpse into his worldwide adventures

From a record-breaking cycle across Europe, to three separate adventures running, sailing and swimming the length of Great Britain, our ambassador Sean Conway is set to reveal more about his
November 14, 2018 | News

Alastair Herd Photography supports the Lake District Foundation

Alastair Herd Photography is one of the latest businesses to support the Lake District Foundation (LDF) by raising funds and awareness for this local charity. The owner and founder, Alastair
November 13, 2018 | News

Lake District Foundation welcomes new ambassador

The Lake District Foundation is delighted to welcome its newest ambassador: Dr Kate Rawles. Kate is passionate about using adventurous journeys to raise awareness and inspire action on our major
November 7, 2018 | News

Managing the biodiversity of the Lake District National Park

The Lake District Foundation has awarded a grant of £4,500 to the Cumbria Local Nature Partnership, enabling them to lead the development of a clear, strategic approach for managing the
November 7, 2018 | News

Helping to save Helvellyn’s vulnerable arctic alpine flora

The Lake District Foundation has awarded a grant of over £2,600 to the John Muir Trust, which last year took over responsibility for the management of a large part of
November 5, 2018 | News

Lake District Foundation launches regular giving appeal

Lake District Foundation launches regular giving appeal The Lake District Foundation (LDF) has launched a new campaign to boost the number of people who give to the charity on a
lake district world heritage site
October 24, 2018 | News

‘Cultural Heritage’ within the Lake District World Heritage Site – Join the discussion

The Lake District's World Heritage Site inscription includes its Cultural Heritage - but what does that mean?  If you live or work in or close to the Lake District, you
October 24, 2018 | News

Tree planting at Mardale Common, Haweswater

The Lake District Foundation has awarded a grant of over £2,000 to the Royal Society for the protection of Birds (RSPB) for tree planting at its Haweswater Nature Reserve at
October 24, 2018 | News

The Lake District Foundation funds work to improve Dash Beck at Bassenthwaite

The Lake District Foundation has approved a grant of over £2,000 towards a project led by the West Cumbria Rivers Trust, working in partnership with Bassenthwaite Rotary Club, to enhance
October 23, 2018 | International News

Cedar Manor is fundraising for the Lake District Foundation – in three languages

Cedar Manor is helping us to reach out to international visitors with fundraising material developed in Chinese, Korean and Japanese as well as English for guests staying at the hotel.
October 22, 2018 | International News

Peter Rabbit inspires international donors to give over £100,000 pounds to the Lake District in eight years of Japanese visitor giving

Were she alive today, Beatrix Potter – an influential founder and avid supporter of the English conservation movement in her lifetime, as well as the artist who brought us Peter
October 9, 2018 | News

Lake District Foundation announces first wave of new grants

The Lake District Foundation has revealed the first five projects set to receive funding from its grant fund, sharing out £16,000 between five projects from across Cumbria. Funds had been
October 5, 2018 | News

Two weeks to go – three new rewards announced!

Hot off the press.... Earlier this month, we launched a massive crowdfunding campaign , with the aim of raising £17,000 to fix the well-trodden footpaths of Scafell Pike. The campaign
October 3, 2018 | International News

Japanese Tour Operators raise £18,975 for the Lake District Foundation

Japanese Tour Operators have collectively raised £18,975 for the Lake District Foundation in a year. The participating businesses ask their customers who are booking a trip to the Lake District
August 31, 2018 | International News

Moriyama high school students thank the Lake District for having them with a generous donation

Students from Shiga Prefectural Moriyama High School were back in the Lake District again this summer for a one week study programme as part of their Japanese Ministry of Education
August 16, 2018 | News

Youth Panel Member Recruitment

The Lake District Foundation is looking for up to 10 young people aged 14-19 to help us shape the direction of the charity. We want to better understand what young
August 9, 2018 | News

The Lake District Foundation is 1!

Today, 9th August 2018,  we celebrated 1 year since we were registered with the Charity Commission. To celebrate, we invited our trustees, volunteers, partners and corporate supporters to join us
August 6, 2018 | News

Action for marine conservation in the Irish Sea

Last year we raised over £1,000 for the Living Seas project. We caught up with the project manager to find out how the project is progressing. How do you know
July 6, 2018 | News

Fundraising success for the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path

The 6-month fundraising campaign to raise funds for the reconnection of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path is now complete and we are pleased to announce that a total of
June 22, 2018 | News

Local Resort raises £20,000 for Lake District Conservation Projects

Hapimag’s Burnside Park Resort at Bowness on Windermere, in the heart of the Lake District, has reached a fundraising milestone by raising over £20,000 for local conservation projects.  The business
June 18, 2018 | News

Better habitats for rare butterflies thanks to LDF funding

Last year the Lake District Foundation made a grant to support conservation work at Warton Crag Nature Reserve, and in March 2018 the staff and volunteers at Lancashire Wildlife Trust
June 14, 2018 | News

Keswick Duck Race

The last event for the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path fundraising campaign will be on Thursday 21st June in Fitz Park, Keswick. There are over 500 ducks to be launched
June 11, 2018 | News

Charity Auction Success for the Lake District Foundation

The Lake District Foundation are celebrating after hosting their first ever charity auction on Friday evening to raise funds for the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path reinstatement. The evening was
May 25, 2018 | News

Heart of the Lakes raises over £18,000 for the Lake District Foundation

The award-winning Lake District self-catering agency Heart of the Lakes, with offices based in Ambleside and Keswick has presented its first donation of £18,732 to the Lake District Foundation. The money
May 10, 2018 | News

Lake District Foundation Charity Auction Lots

The exclusive money-can’t-buy experiences and prizes for the Lake District Foundation Charity Auction are now available to view below. If you would like to join us Friday 8 June at
May 10, 2018 | News

Major donations received for Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path

The Lake District Foundation is thrilled to announce that it has received over £20,000 of donations for the Keswick to Threlkeld fundraising campaign over the last couple of weeks. The
May 10, 2018 | News

K2T Challenge Weekend Success

The Lake District Foundation is celebrating after a successful fundraising weekend for the Keswick to Threlkeld  Railway Path. Over £1,500 was raised over the weekend and hundreds took part in
May 4, 2018 | News

Outdoor Legends lead the charge to restore Lake District trail

A host of outdoor legends are throwing their weight behind a major charity event this June aimed at restoring a well-known Lake District trail decimated by Storm Desmond. Climber Alan
May 1, 2018 | News

K2T Challenge Weekend Announced

The Lake District Foundation is holding a special K2T Challenge 5-7 May in Keswick to raise funds to reconnect the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path. Over the early May bank
April 25, 2018 | News

Community Support Flying High for the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway

The local community is bursting with energy and excitement to support the fundraising campaign to reinstate the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path. Last week saw the first in a series
April 9, 2018 | News

Charity Auction Announced for the Keswick to Threlkeld Old Railway Path

The Lake District Foundation is hosting an incredible ‘money-can't-buy’ auction to raise funds for the reinstatement of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path. The auction will be held on Friday
April 9, 2018 | News

Red Squirrel Workshop – Monday 16th April 2018

Are you involved in red squirrel conservation in Cumbria? Join us for a development workshop on Monday 16th April 2018 at 13:00 - 15:30at Murley Moss Business Park, Kendal. The
March 29, 2018 | News

Booming Business Support for the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path

Keswick and Lake District businesses are coming out in force to support the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path reconnection. Over 50 local Keswick businesses from shops, cafes, attractions, hotels and
March 19, 2018 | News

Local Support for Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path Fundraising

Local support is building for the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path Fundraising with two large donations announced this week. At their February Meeting Threlkeld Parish Council agreed to donate £1,000
March 12, 2018 | News

Keswick to Threlkeld Fundraising Toolkit

Help us spread the word about raising funds for the reconnection of the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path. We need to raise £5.4m to make the repairs happen and need your
February 27, 2018 | News

Lake District Foundation launches partnership with The Outdoor Guide

We are delighted to share the exciting new website Julia Bradbury and sister Gina have launched, The Outdoor Guide  (TOG) and proud to support the walks and advice they offer from all over
February 21, 2018 | News

Keswick to Threlkeld 5km Challenge

Keswick to Threlkeld 5km Challenge Take on the #K2TChallenge and raise funds for the reconnection of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path. Its easy. Complete 5km, donate £5, nominate 5 friends
January 30, 2018 | News

Reconnecting the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path – Fundraising Campaign is Live!

Working with the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA), we are launching a fundraising campaign to raise funds for the reconnection of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path, and we
January 11, 2018 | News

First grant of the year!

Thanks to businesses across Cumbria that were busy fundraising last year, we were delighted to be able to make a grant of £ 2,913 to Red Squirrels Northern England this
December 15, 2017 | News

Exciting plans unveiled at our launch event

Exciting new plans have today been unveiled by brand-new charity the Lake District Foundation, which aims to help sustain the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site. With donors, local businesses
December 12, 2017 | News

The Lake District Foundation Launch Event

Exciting plans are to be unveiled for a new charity which will help sustain the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Lake District Foundation will launch next month, with
October 11, 2017 | News

The Lake District Foundation

Big News! In December 2017 Nurture Lakeland will become The Lake District Foundation. This is an exciting time in the history of our charity. Following World Heritage Inscription and the
August 14, 2017 | News

Japanese Tour Operators support conservation in the Lake District

Last year members of the Japan Forum collectively raised over £13,000 to help the National Trust to improve the footpath access around Beatrix Potter’s beautiful farmhouse, Hill Top, in Near
July 18, 2017 | News

New Director for Nurture Lakeland

In the same week that the Lake District was awarded World Heritage Site status, we were delighted to appoint a new director of Nurture Lakeland, Sarah Swindley. This marks an
July 17, 2017 | News

News from our beneficiaries: the National Trust

National Trust invites collaboration in response to challenges facing the Lake District The National Trust, which directly looks after a fifth of the Lake District, is inviting local communities and
July 11, 2017 | News

News from our members: James Bell Photography

A special offer from fantastic local photographer and long-standing supporter of Nurture Lakeland, James Bell. James Bell is a long-standing supporter of Nurture Lakeland and has now produced his first
June 16, 2017 | News

Fix the Fells Project Update 2016-17

Fix the Fells (FTF) is a long-term partnership programme which aims to protect our spectacular Lakeland fells from erosion by maintaining and repairing the paths. Most of the work is
small grants
June 14, 2017 | News

Small Grants Fund and Ullswater Environment Recovery Fund

The Small Grants Fund and Ullswater Environment Recovery Fund are now open for applications. Deadline for submissions: 5pm Tuesday 1st August 2017 If you are running a project in Cumbria
June 8, 2017 | News

Dubwath Silver Meadows Project Update 2016-17

Thank you for your amazing support for the Dubwath Silver Meadows project. Dubwath Silver Meadows is one of the best sites in Cumbria for people to see the plant and
June 8, 2017 | News

Red Squirrels Northern England Project Update 2016-17

Thank you for your support for Red Squirrels Northern England. The red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is the only species of squirrel native to England. As a native species, the red
June 8, 2017 | News

Cumbria Outdoors – John Muir Award Project Update 2016-17

The John Muir Award encourages people of all backgrounds to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment, in a spirit
June 8, 2017 | News

Warton Crag Project Update 2016-17

Thank you for your amazing support for the Warton Crag project. Warton Crag is a hugely important site both locally and nationally in supporting populations of several rare butterfly species.
June 8, 2017 | News

Flowers and Fells Fund Project Update 2016-17

Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s ‘Meadow Life’ project was successfully completed in October 2016, having run since April 2013. The project worked with farmers, small holders, community groups, schools, volunteers and members
May 31, 2017 | News

Courses for businesses in Upper Eden

Invest in Eden are holding training courses for businesses in Upper Eden, to be held in Kirkby Stephen. For more information or to book a place, please email [email protected]
osprey watch
May 8, 2017 | News

Lake District Osprey Project Update 2016-2017

The Lake District Osprey Project is a partnership between the Forestry Commission, Lake District National Park and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) with fantastic support from many
April 26, 2017 | News

Cumbria’s Most Iconic Tree – Cast Your Vote

Voting is now underway in a unique and inspiring Heritage Lottery Fund project to find Cumbria's most iconic tree. Cumbria's Top 50 Trees celebrates the personal connection between people and
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