Support your AONB
and contribute to conserving this special place of beauty
The Cotswolds Conservation Board works closely with partners and landowners to promote conservation work and enhance the area's natural beauty. This includes developing a better understanding of the natural environment among both residents and visitors so that more may contribute to looking after the Cotswolds AONB now and for future generations.
Donate to the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds AONB is a living, breathing, working landscape that is under greater pressure than ever before. By making a donation to the Cotswolds Conservation Board, however small, you will be making a direct contribution to the AONB, helping us to conserve this beautiful and special area.
The money raised throughout the year is invested in a wide range of projects, including the following:
- reviving traditional crafts and skills such as hedgelaying, drystone walling and green woodworking through the annual Rural Skills Programme
- managing nationally important ancient forests through the Cotswolds Ancient Woodlands Scheme
- reversing the decline of many farmland birds, once a common sight in the Cotswolds, such as the Corn Bunting, Lapwing and Grey Partridge
- improving the environment for walkers by carrying out essential maintenance to footpaths and organising an annual guided walks programme
- encouraging sustainable communities and buildings through the Sustainable Development Fund
- raising awareness of the importance of the Cotswolds AONB to visitors to the Cotswolds by developing an interpretation centre in Northleach
To make a secure online donation using your credit card / debit card, please click on the Donate button and complete the details as requested. It's that simple!
Donate by post
Simply download and complete a donation form and return it to us at the address on the form.
There are over 350 voluntary wardens in the AONB who contribute their enthusiasm and skills to helping the Cotswolds Conservation Board conserve and enhance its natural and cultural resources, as well as inform, educate and entertain its residents and visitors.
Volunteers help in all areas across the AONB, from repairing dry stone walls and installing gates on public footpaths to leading a wide range of guided walks throughout the Cotswolds.
Click here to find out more about getting involved with volunteering in the AONB.