How you can help

Nurture Lakeland works to protect wildlife, landscape and environment, improve access and support local communities.

The Lake District and Cumbria have some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. However our environment is surprisingly fragile. Every now and again our beautiful landscapes need a little help from their friends.

Choose how you can help right now:

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Become a Nurture Lakeland member

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Become a Nurture Lakeland Business Member

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Support a campaign

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Leave a legacy

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Go shopping

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Become a volunteer


Go shopping

Click here to go directly to Nurture Lakeland’s Gift Shop

We have a variety of green gifts that are a great way to show your friends and family that you are thinking about them, while helping look after the landscape, wildlife and environment too!

The shelves are stacked with merchandise ranging from Herdy products and Lakeland Air, to our virtual gift range. You can even become a Nurture Lakeland member at the shop!

Sponsored products

conservation-sticker-wWe also have a number of fabulous businesses supporting us and our projects by fundraising via a sponsored product. Businesses choose a product to sponsor from their shelf and a percentage of the product sale is donated to their chosen project. If you're shopping at the following retailers, look out for the green sticker.

George Fisher – Keswick
Pure Lakes - Staveley


Get your business involved

Click here to join us

You'll be joining a network of dynamic businesses across Cumbria, who are helping ensure the sustainability of tourism throughout the county.

Nurture Lakeland Membership benefits include:

Support & Advice

Many businesses realise that "being sustainable" is not a one off exercise. Our dedicated staff will provide on-going practical advice and help tailored to reflect your individual ethos and brand.


Take advantage of our wide-ranging programme of training events planned to ensure they reflect the training needs of our members: themes such as marketing, social media, local food, environmental accreditation and sustainable travel.

Save Money

You'll get a free, new member visit from our Sustainable Tourism Adviser who can help you make substantial cost savings, become energy smart, engage your employees and enhance your reputation.


Position your business as ethically and environmentally savvy. Align yourself with Nurture Lakeland's fabulous initiatives and we'll help you enjoy the PR opportunities they present.


Nurture Lakeland is an ambassador of both the 'Green Tourism Business Scheme' and the Cumbrian 'Green at Heart' scheme. We can offer specialist advice and support to help you along the road to accreditation. And Nurture Lakeland membership also entitles you to a special discount when you join GTBS.


Be part of our successful story

We have over 340 members across Cumbria representing over 1200 individual businesses; from small B&B's to large hotel groups; from retailers to cafes to visitor attractions. Whatever your business, there are lots of terrific reasons to get involved and we'd love to welcome you on board as a member.

join usOur memberships offer fantastic value for money. 

Many of our committed and enthusiastic members are taking part in our internationally renowned Visitor Giving scheme which has so far raised over £2 million to support conservation in Cumbria!

Visitor Giving not only has amazing benefits for the environment it supports but by protecting the landscape, wildlife and culture that draws people to visit we can help make tourism more sustainable in the long term.

Find out more about the brilliant reasons for your business to get involved in Visitor Giving by clicking on the picture below. We'll support you every step of the way in setting it up in your business.



Does 'business membership' really work?

Yes! Our Business Members' pack provides case studies of how local businesses are making a huge difference and benefiting their own business.

Read more: Get your business involved


Leave a gift in your will

Remember us in your Will and help look after the Lake District forever

bowfell  crinkle crags wThe Lake District and Cumbria have some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. However our environment is surprisingly fragile.

Nurture Lakeland works to protect wildlife, landscape and environment, improve access and support local communities. Our charity has worked hard to protect the Lake District landscape for the past 18 years, through our pioneering Visitor Giving scheme.

Leaving a donation in your Will is one of the single most important acts you can do for the future of the Lake District and Cumbria. Every now and again our beautiful landscapes need a little help from their friends.

A gift for future generations

Every donation we receive is very important to us and really does help our work. Whatever amount you can give, it will be used to help protect this beautiful landscape for future generations.

You can give in two ways; a lump sum (Pecuniary legacy) or by giving a percentage (Residuary legacy) of your estate. The Residuary legacy allows your family and friends to be looked after first and the remaining amount is given to us to look after the landscape. 

Get in touch

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Alternatively, you can write to us:

Nurture Lakeland, Winderemere Road, Staveley, Cumbria, LA8 9PL

Or give is a call: 01539 822622

If you prefer us to reply by telephone, please remember to include a daytime number where we can contact you.

Thank you.



Nurture Lakeland’s fundraisers play a vital role in supporting our conservation projects.

Get involved, have bags of fun and raise pots of cash to help protect the Lake District and Cumbria today, tomorrow and for a sustainable future. 

You may have already thought of a great fundraising idea that will knock the socks off any of those suggested by us. However, just in case, take a peek at our fabulous fundraising ideas. Click on the pic below:fundraisingtoolkitcover

Don’t forget, you can use our Nurture Lakeland fundraising page with Just Giving to get your friends, family and colleagues involved in supporting your fundraising challenge! Click on the logo below: 




Nurture Lakeland has a portfolio of sustainability campaigns that deal with local conservation, communities and climate change issues.

You can do your part to help support them. Small changes to your everyday life can make a world of difference and really help support our campaigns. If everyone contributes we can make a big positive impact and help keep Cumbria a beautiful and exciting place to be.

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Nurture Lakeland is a part of Nurture Cumbria, a charity registered in England and Wales with the charity number 1130453 and company number 3317259