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YES! I want to give a Gift Membership

Membership is a perfect gift whatever the occasion - Christmas, Valentine's Day, Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas, Father's day, Mother's Day, Wedding, Retirement, change of job or just to say thank you. A gift membership supports Cumbria's wildlife.

Membership of Cumbria Wildlife Trust is one of the best gifts I have ever received. I have spent the last year discovering new places and learning more about my local wildlife.

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With 14,500 members, 600 volunteers and 44 nature reserves open to visitors, we are the only voluntary organisation dedicated solely to the conservation of the wildlife and wild places of Cumbria.

Our important and constant work in managing nature reserves would not be possible without the generous support of our members, both through volunteering and financial contributions.

If you know someone who enjoys walking through beautiful places, discovering new things, learning about wildlife or simply has a passion to protect our local wildlife, Cumbria Wildlife Trust has everything they need to make them feel closer to nature.

From just £3.25 a month your gift will be making a difference for Cumbria's wildlife and wild places.

Every single person who joins Cumbria Wildlife Trust through our membership makes a massive difference to Cumbria's natural world.

  • Your gift membership will protect over 40 nature reserves around Cumbria both at land and sea from multiple threats
  • Your gift membership will safeguard the survival of Cumbria's wildlife through vital conservation projects
  • Your gift membership will inspire young people to make a place for nature in their fast paced digital lives 

What your gift membership features:

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  • A Wildlife Trust gift card with your personal message.
  • A welcome pack bursting with information about Cumbria's wildlife and how they can get involved.
  • A membership card giving them access to not only local nature reserves in Cumbria but hundreds of other Wildlife Trust nature reserves around the UK
  • Three editions of our magazine Cumbrian Wildlife
  • Our What's On guide three times a year - full of events and activities for them to be a part of.
  • Opportunity to join a local group, meet other people who love nature and support the Trust's work in their area.
  • Invites to member-only events chosen especially for them.
  • Join with Family membership and children will be part of Wildlife Watch

*The welcome pack will be sent out within approximately two weeks to either yourself or the recipient. 

How £1 is spent on protecting Cumbria’s natural world:Image of expenditure in the year ended 31 March 2017

Every single one of our members contributes to helping nature in Cumbria.

 Goby fish and Sea slug - Copyright Paul NaylorHere are just a few examples of the work that our members helped make possible over 2016-2017:

  • 3,102 hectares of wildlife habitats on our nature reserves were cared for.
  • 2,550 wildflower plug plants were planted.
  • 2,000 trees planted at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve.
  • Tackling of erosion in uplands by restoring peatland; good for wildlife, combating climate change and preventing water pollution
  • 2km of new boardwalk at Meathop and Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserves & an upgraded entrance to Foulshaw Moss.
  • Supported young people starting careers in nature conservation by providing student placements, trainee schemes and work experience opportunities.
  • The build of a new training and education hub at Gosling Sike.
  • Campaigning to promote the conservation of muddy habitats in the Irish Sea.

Membership is our only stable source of income. You will be ensuring that Cumbria’s beautiful wild places can be enjoyed for generations to come. Could you support wildlife with a donation of £5 a month or more?

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By Direct Debit By paying a monthly membership subscription via direct debit online is easy to set up, hassle free and helps to reduce our administration costs - meaning more of your membership subscription goes directly towards helping Cumbria's wildlife.

(Gift membership is excluded from our Half Price membership offer)

By email If you'd like to talk to us about becoming a member of Cumbria Wildlife Trust please email Kate Harnott, Membership Administrator who will be happy to help.

By credit card (Annual payment only)