Inspiring more people to care for nature
The wild world we love is in danger, but as we reconnect with nature, more of us learn to care and give back.
Each year the Trust creates opportunities for thousands of people to protect and value wild places, often for the first time. Our work inspires meadows in school grounds, nature friendly gardens in prisons and care homes, and woodland planted as part of an addiction recovery programme. So much great work has been done, but there’s much still to do. Together, we can begin to heal the planet.
Support environmental action in the community
The John Muir Award creates opportunities for an average of 40,000 people a year to enjoy and care for wild places across the UK. From creating bee-friendly balconies, removing plastic from beaches or climate campaigning, this positive action for nature also benefits people, wherever they are. Help us inspire more people to make a difference.
Support access to wildness for wellbeing
Everyone should have the opportunity to access the nurturing benefits of nature. At least 25% of John Muir Award participants experience financial and health inequalities in their lives. Adults overcoming addiction have planted almost 2,000 trees at our Glenlude property as part of a recovery through nature programme. Donate now to ensure more people can access the health and wellbeing benefits of nature.
Inspire youth social action
We are passionate about inspiring the next generation of conservation activists. Our new Junior ranger groups will give young people first-hand experience of practical conservation. Across the UK almost 90% of John Muir Award participants are aged 24 and under. Your donation helps us give a voice to youth action for nature.
Enable vital volunteering
Volunteers are essential to our work caring for some of the finest wild landscapes in the UK, including Ben Nevis, Helvellyn, and Schiehallion. Our volunteers look after these fragile ecosystems by repairing footpaths, planting native trees and removing rubbish. Every donation helps us recruit, train and provide safety equipment, supporting their inspiring work.