Lake District Foundation

Lake District Foundation (LDF)

Covid-19 has highlighted just how much we value our natural world and the important benefits to wellbeing that our natural spaces provide to our communities. Funding will enable us to explore this changing relationship with our natural environment, and the benefits that this can bring to all.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2021 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1174201)

Check mark Match funded

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Championed by Green Match Fund


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind


United Kingdom


The Lake District National Park is a vital space for both nature and people, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017 and receiving over 20 million visitors every year. However the park is facing significant challenges including loss of biodiversity, the impact of long-term climate change, pressures on traditional farming practices, and the impact and consequences of increasing numbers of visitors and new users to the park. We need to find new ways to meet these challenges.


LDF exists to promote the conservation, protection & improvement of the natural environment, & the cultural heritage, of the Lake District. We have a number of key priority areas that we working on, including projects which address the causes and impact of climate change, exploring how we address the challenges caused by tourism & economic pressures, and working with communities to understand how the park can play a bigger role in supporting everyone's wellbeing, & that all feel welcome here.

  • As an organisation working in partnership with the Lake District Foundation, we support their work to deliver much-needed projects which align with our ambition to have a positive impact on climate action, improve clean water, & enhance life below water & on land in the Lake District National Park.

    — Charlie Snow, Lakes Distillery