How to give

How to give

Play the South Downs Lottery

The South Downs Lottery is a fun way that you can support South Downs National Park and have a chance to win up to £25,000.

Please visit find out how to play.

Make a donation

We have big ambitions for your National Park: we want to see more of the land managed for wildlife; more rare habitats protected; more local communities thriving and more people able to access and enjoy the landscapes. 

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.




For the price of a coffee you could pay for a square metre of wildflower meadow, a fantastic nectar source for many of our bees and butterflies.



For the price of lunch, you could support a volunteer ranger for a month, providing them with the equipment they need to conserve our landscapes and enhance our rights of way.



For the price of a cinema ticket you could help a child access our hands-on educations activities.

gifts in wills

After you’ve thought of family and friends, you may choose to support the South Downs Trust by leaving a gift in your will. Any gift will make a difference to conserve and enhance the South Downs.

Please visit Legacies for more  information

For example

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Could cover the costs for our Rangers to restore a section of chalk grassland, creating a haven for wild orchids and butterflies.


Could provide 100 metres of path, contributing to the wellbeing of the thousands of walkers and cyclists that use the Downs each year.


Could help support large scale landscape projects, helping to improve and restore spectacular views along the South Downs Way.

For more guidance on leaving a gift in your will please visit Legacy South Downs or contact

Let us say thank you!

Your will is a private document and you are under no obligation to tell us about it. But, if you decide to remember us in your will and are happy sharing it, then we would love to say thank you. 

To let us know, simply email

Visitor giving

We are looking for local tourism businesses to join our visitor giving scheme.

Visitor giving is a simple way of inviting voluntary donations from visitors, inspiring them to put something back into looking after the places they love to visit. Tourism businesses of all types are perfectly placed to collect any contributions which their customers feel moved to give. 

Our ambition is to raise £2 from each visitor to the South Downs National Park. This will go towards vital projects which will improve visitors’ experiences for years to come. 

Visitor giving isn’t a one-size-fits-all scheme. It’s creative, flexible and we will be happy to discuss the best way you incorporate into your business.

Examples of what your support could help achieve:

  • Support our volunteers through materials and equipment to enhance our special landscape. Limited equipment and resources hamper their work and ability to make a difference.
  • Develop new community cycling and walking routes which contribute to community health and wellbeing as well as enabling people with limited mobility and young families to enjoy their National Park, for example, the Centurion Way which runs between Chichester and Midhurst in West Sussex. 
  • Protect the Adonis blue and other endangered species such as the pipistrelle bat and the water vole.

Learn more about our Visitor Giving Partners

For more information contact James Winkworth:
01730 819218

Set up a named fund

This is the ideal vehicle for people who want to put something back into the South Downs National Park, over a longer period. This may be of particular interest to those who have considered establishing a charitable trust, but want to avoid the associated cost and administration. 

With an audited and robust grant processes in place, the South Downs National Park Trust is well placed to provide personal support to ensure the maximum benefit of your giving.

To discuss named funds and what’s involved please contact –
01730 819218