About us

About us

How we work

The South Downs National Park Trust is the official charity of the South Downs National Park. We are an independent organisation, governed by an autonomous and experienced board of trustees who oversee our work.

We are small but have big ambitions. We want to see more land managed for wildlife, more rare habitats protected, more local communities thriving and more people able to access and enjoy their National Park. This requires more investment and we want to secure and direct the substantial goodwill that exists for the South Downs to places where it can make a real difference.

We are proud to support high quality projects, informed by the South Downs Rangers, local communities and environmental and heritage experts.

Our operating costs are secured until 2021, so every donation you make goes to delivering much-needed projects within your National Park.

South Downs Centre
Midhurst
West Sussex
GU29 9DH

Charity Number 1174975
Company Registration Number 10719031
Registered with the Fundraising Regulator

Our partners

Everything we do, both through fundraising and project delivering, is done in partnership.

We work with the very best individuals and organisations, who are working to enhance the South Downs National Park.

Langham Brewery team photo

Staff

James Winkworth

James Winkworth

Head of
Charity

james.winkworth@southdownstrust.org.uk
01730 819218

Favourite thing about the South Downs

The Village of Fulking at the foot of the downs. A pint in the Sheperd and Dog, followed by a steep walk up the downs to take in the views which stretch to the Sea and over to the North Downs on the other side.

Sophie Ritson

Sophie Ritson

Fundraising
Development Manager

sophie.ritson@southdownstrust.org.uk
01730 819259

Favourite thing about the South Downs

The 360 degree views at the top of Kingley Vale and its majestic yew trees.

Mark Rose

Mark Rose

Grants
Manager

mark.rose@southdownstrust.org.uk
01730 819219

Favourite thing about the South Downs

The view of the South Downs from the garden of The Three Horseshoes in Elsted, West Sussex.

Trustees

Julie Fawcett

Chair of the South Downs
National Park Trust

Josephine Carr

Trustee

Helen Jackson

Trustee

Greg Mahon

Trustee

Dan Montagnani

Trustee

Dean Orgill

Trustee

Vance Russell

Trustee

Toni Shaw

Trustee