Caring for the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is a special place to live, work and visit.

From the rolling hills, to the dramatic rise of the escarpment, and the historic towns and villages, there really is something for everyone.

The Cotswolds has a thriving business community and is home to a resident population of 150,000 people. Tourism is an important part of the economy and we are proud to welcome 23 million day visits every year. However, all of this activity puts pressure on our distinctive landscape, wildlife and heritage – the things that make the Cotswolds special.

The Caring for the Cotswolds grants scheme is a way for businesses and people to give something back to ensure the environment is taken care of. We do this by using donations to support projects that conserve vital habitats and species and protect our heritage so it can be enjoyed by future generations.

We also want residents and visitors to enjoy the fantastic landscape. We do this by using donations to support projects that improve access, such as footpaths, and education and interpretation so that people can learn about the environment and our rich history.

Support us and help shape the future of the Cotswolds

Business membership

We welcome all businesses to join us. Our members give their customers an option to donate to the scheme when they book or pay. This can be done online or at the till. Some of our members go a step further and choose to match fund the amount raised by their customers.

Individual membership

Whether you are a resident of the Cotswolds or a visitor, join us and help shape the future of our wonderful landscape. Your donation will be used to support our vital projects that support nature and people.

For more information, please contact James Webb, Partnerships and Fundraising Lead

Thank you

Thriving wildlife, protected heritage and improved access to the countryside – we’ve achieved this together thanks to the donations from our members. A massive thank you to all of our members, acknowledged here:

Cotswold Discovery Trail  – Treasure Trail adventures following the clues to discover the Cotswolds

Cotswold Farm Park

Cotswolds Distillery – An award winning distillery producing whisky and gin set in the beautiful North Cotswolds.

Farncombe Estate

Gloucester Services – A family-owned motorway service station with an award-winning building, Farmshop & Kitchen, and values built around giving back to the community.

Go Cotswolds – Small-group day tours of the Cotswolds

Heath Farm – Five award-winning luxury self-catering holiday cottages, set in 70 acres of meadow and woodland

StayCotswold – Holiday Cottages and Homes in the Cotswolds

The Relish Group – A specialist Events Catering Company who also operate a selection of bars, cafes & restaurants across the Cotswolds.

UNMISSABLE England – bespoke experiences in England’s protected landscapes

Haycroft Estate, © Anna Field