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The Lake District Foundation works with business partners to support our five strategic areas.

With our unique position as a charity in the Lake District, we are able to design projects that are ready to be delivered and will have real impact; these projects require funding.

If your company wants to help drive forward sustainable change in the Lake District, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Ways your business can support the Lake District

There are many ways you can get involved, from bespoke investment, project donations, customer giving, product collaboration, community grant schemes to full programme sponsorship.

Join us now to act and shape the future. Find out about the projects you can support:

About the Lake District Foundation

The Lake District Foundation raises funds to support projects across the Lake District. We bring partners and communities together to sustain its spectacular landscape, wildlife, and cultural heritage.

We are uniquely positioned to connect investors with the best local projects in need of financial support.

The Lake District Foundation is the charity for the Lake District. Our vision is that the Lake District will be the best national park in the world.

Why collaborate with us

The Lake District Foundation has a strong track record of identifying effective interventions and connecting with the right partners to ensure projects delivered create maximum impact. We are a trusted member of the Lake District National Park Partnership and draw on expertise of all partners to ensure our work meets strategic priorities. We have extensive experience of managing funds and always measure our impact and share outcomes with our investors.

Over the last 5 years we have made a tangible difference. We have enabled 30,000 trees to be planted, helped 58 businesses to save 544 tons of carbon, raised £2.2m to support 80 + community led environmental projects and 100s of volunteers to fix the fells.

We work closely with our investors to offer bespoke solutions including: sponsorship, community grant programmes, product collaboration and customer donations. We will work with you to ensure we meet your objectives

Investing in sustainable solutions in the Lake District can benefit your business:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): By investing with us you can have a positive impact on the community and environment.
  • Brand Visibility and image: We will ensure you achieve recognition and visibility which will build community trust and recognition.
  • Environmental Stewardship: investing in sustainable solutions contributes to environmental conservation and protection, helping you to meet your ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) priorities.
  • Tourism and Recreation Enhancement: Sustainable solutions will enhance the appeal of the Lake District for tourists and recreational activities boosting the economy and local business opportunities.
  • Partnerships and Collaboration: Lake District Foundation is a key organisation within the national park partnership which comprises 25 influential stakeholder organisations. We are positioned to support collaboration with partners and communities
  • Tax benefits: charitable giving can reduce your taxable profits

Montane

Montane has set up a donation ask at the cart stage of the outdoor brand’s online shopping platform. Consumers give to Fix the Fells, a project aligned with Montane’s core values and one that resonates with their customers.  

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The Lakes Distillery

The Lake District Foundation worked closely with The Lakes Distillery to develop a bespoke investment opportunity. The Clean Water Fund was established to enable small grants to be awarded to communityled clean water projects. Employees raised funds to support the scheme which was boosted by auctioning specialist Lakes Distillery products. The work is ongoing and continues to evolve as the relationship develops 

Grasmere Gingerbread

A long-term Lake District Foundation supporter, Sarah Nelson’s GrasmereGingerbread came up with an innovative way to support our work. All the crumbs created by the handmade gingerbread are bagged up and sold. Money generated by the sales goes to the Lake District Foundation Fund and funds environmental and cultural heritage projects across the Lake District. The company also promotes our work to business associates which has led to further investment in the lake district from travel and tour operators

Booking.com

A long-term Lake District Foundation supporter, Sarah Nelson’s GrasmereGingerbread came up with an innovative way to support our work. All the crumbs created by the handmade gingerbread are bagged up and sold. Money generated by the sales goes to the Lake District Foundation Fund and funds environmental and cultural heritage projects across the Lake District. The company also promotes our work to business associates which has led to further investment in the lake district from travel and tour operators

Chia Charge

Chia Charge is signed up to 1% for the Planet, a global network with thousands of businesses and environmental organisations working together to support people and the planet. Through this initiative the sports nutrition business regularly donates to Fix the Fells, a project closely aligned to the company’s core values 

The Langdale Hotel & Spa

A long-term supporter of the Lake District Foundation, Langdale Estates invest in our work in several ways, including online opt-in donations when booking a stay, donation envelopes in guest rooms and contactless giving in The Wainwright pub.

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Priority Areas 

The Lake District is an area of outstanding natural beauty and significant ecological importance. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your investment with the Lake District Foundation will support conservation initiatives and management strategies, sustainable tourism practices, and natural heritage preservation whilst supporting the local economy and communities. 

To explore ideas and ways we can work together contact Steve via [email protected] 

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