About Us

The Peak District National Park Foundation is a registered charity established to raise funds to care for The Peak District National Park and make it more inclusive.

Our vision is a National Park enjoyed and conserved by everyone, forever. It should be a vibrant, colourful, and safe home for the wildlife we all love.

The Park’s heritage tells our story and inspires future generations, so let’s celebrate it.

Our right to enjoy the National Park was hard won by ordinary folk. In that spirit, let’s fight to make it ever more accessible, for everyone to enjoy.

But it is also unique and very fragile; we must always strive to keep it special.

This is what we believe – and why we exist. With your support, we can start to make good things happen.



Our Mission is to grow income and support to care for the Peak District National Park for everyone to enjoy forever.

Our aim is to raise funds and create a culture of philanthropy supporting the Peak District National Park.

We support activities which keep the Peak District special and make it a National Park for all. We connect people who care about the National Park and have the means to support it with the partners striving to care for this special place for everyone.

We want to see more land managed for wildlife, more rare habitats protected and more people able to enjoy the Peak District National Park

Our priorities are:

  • Preparing for a future climate
  • Conservation and habitat restoration
  • A National Park everyone

How we spend your money

We support high quality projects, informed by the Peak District National Park Management Plan, Rangers, environmental, engagement and heritage experts. Our focus remains on the following Management Plan outcomes:

  • A National Park for Everyone
  • Conservation and Nature Recovery
  • Preparing for a Future Climate

We’re grateful to the Peak District National Park Authority who continue to work in partnership with us and cover our operating costs so more of what we raise goes on delivering much needed projects in your National Park. We have a grant agreement and memorandum of understanding with the National Park Authority which sets out our joint working for the benefit of the Peak District National Park.


We have a full cost recovery and reserves policy. As a new charity in line with best practice we are working towards an unrestricted reserves position of three months running costs to provide a level of working capital that protects the continuity of our work, to provide a level of funding for unexpected opportunities and to provide cover for risks such as unforeseen expenditure or unanticipated loss of income.

We allocate an average of 15% of unrestricted income to our reserves in line with our reserves policy. This means that for every £1 you donate at least 85% supports project delivery in your National Park to ensure the Peak District is enjoyed an conserved by everyone.

Read our 2020/2021 Annual Report

We are delighted to be able to publish our annual report for 2020/2021.

Our Trustees

Andy Robinson
Jen Lowthrop - foundation Chair
Jen Lowthrop
Colin McLaren - Foundation Board Member
Colin McLaren
Vice Chair
Andrew McCloy - Foundation board member
Andrew McCloy
Alex Waddington - Foundation board member
Alex Waddington
Zahid Hamid - Foundation board member
Zahid Hamid
Steve Turner - Foundation board member
Steve Turner

The rest of our team

Sarah Slowther - Foundation staff
Sarah Slowther
Foundation Manager
Claire Barlow - Foundation staff member
Claire Barlow
Fundraising Development Officer