Gift membership

Gift membership

Red squirrel © Patrick Neaves

The gift that cares for nature too

From just £3.25* a month (that's just £39 for the year), give a gift membership.

That someone special can enjoy membership benefits.

And you'll protect Cumbria's wildlife and wild places for the future. 

*based on Individual membership.

Order a Gift membership 

Group of people having a picnic outdoors making a heart shape with their hands - Katrina Martin 2020VISION

© Katrina Martin/2020VISION

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.
A woman in red top looking through binoculars outside in nature - copyright Terry Whittaker 2020VISION

© Terry Whittaker/2020VISION

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What they'll receive in their gift membership

A gift membership is the perfect present for any nature lover! They'll get:

  • A comprehensive nature reserve guide
  • Cumbrian Wildlife magazine three times a year
  • Access to member only events
  • Email updates about wildlife around the county & news from behind the scenes at the Trust
  • Membership card
  • Access to Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves around the UK
  • 100's of events & conservation days to take part in every year
  • Wildlife themed car sticker
  • Opportunity to get involved in a local group
  • Family membership also includes ‘Wildlife Watch’ membership for up to 4 children at the same address; Wildlife Watch magazine four times a year, posters, stickers and wildlife handbook. It’s great for getting kids interested in nature.
redwing on a berry tree -copyright margaret holland

Redwing © Margaret Holland

How a gift membership helps nature

A Cumbria Wildlife Trust gift membership makes a real contribution to saving nature and special wildlife places in your local patch.

The needs for funds is ever present - we simply would not be able to continue our vital work without membership income.

  • A gift membership helps to buy and care for nature reserves in Cumbria.
  • It helps the Trust to inspire the next generation of wildlife conservationists.
  • It helps the Trust tackle some of the biggest threats to Cumbria's wildlife.
  • Being part of The Wildlife Trust movement gives Cumbria Wildlife Trust the driving force to stand up for wildlife and nature conservation on a national scale too.
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Hedgehog © Jon Hawkins - Surrey Hill Photography

Bluebells at Barkbooth Lot Nature Reserve

How is £1 of a gift membership spent?

Pie chart showing  cumbria wildlife trust's expenditure in the year ended 31 March 2018
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Robin in snow © Alexander Mustard/2020VISION

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

Here are just a few examples of the work that our members helped make possible over 2017-2018:
•    3,623 hectares of wildlife habitats on our nature reserves were cared for.
•    2,350 wildflower plug plants were planted.
•    8,000 trees weeded by volunteers
•    The Trust continued to tackle land erosion in uplands by restoring peatland; good habitats for wildlife, and helped communities vulnerable to flooding.
•    Our Living Seas team worked with Natural England to establish a new fisheries project to trial the use of creels (a type of pot), to catch Dublin Bay prawns, as an alternative to the environmentally damaging trawling practice.

The gift that cares for Cumbria's wildlife & wild places.

Order a gift membership 

Holly berries and leaves - copyright Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

Holly berries and leaves © Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

Want to talk to us about gift membership? Simply email Kate Harnott, Membership & Data Administrator or call 01539 816328 Lines open 9am-5pm, Monday to Thursday.