Our core partners are:
The National Trust - A UK conservation charity, protecting historic places and green spaces, and opening them up forever, for everyone http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ The National Trust lead the programme and are the major funder at present
Lake District National Park Authority - Looks after this unique corner of England, encouraging people to enjoy and understand its beauty and helping those who live and work here http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/ LDNPA contribute to costs and provide advice and workers for practical work for Fix the Fells.
Natural England- To ensure that the natural environment is conserved, enhanced and managed for the benefit of present and future generations, thereby contributing to sustainable development." (Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006) http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ Natural England offer funding for particular projects and work with us to ensure we protect our unique ecology.
Nurture Lakeland - Promoting sustainable tourism and conservation through practical action and sponsorship http://www.nurturelakeland.org/ Nurture Lakeland support our fundraising, particularly in the field of visitor giving.
Friends of the Lake District - Dedicated to protecting Cumbria’s landscape for the future http://www.fld.org.uk/ FoLD support our fundraising, communications and we work with them on "Fell Care Days"
Cumbria County Council - Serving the people of Cumbria http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/ The County Council as the Highways Authority support our work on the Public Rights of Way.
Volunteers - giving their time, skills and expertise to help with the practical work, communication, fundraising and policy decisions
These partners form the Programme Board and set the direction for Fix the Fells. They monitor the ten year business plan, budget, fundraising, audience development and practical works.
In addition to the core partners, Fix the Fells is linked with the following organisations and groups. They add real value in helping us shape the work we do, raise awareness, raise funds and challenging us on our techniques and priorities.
British Mountaineering Council
Cumbria Association of Local Councils
Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Cyclists Tourists Club
Cumbria Bridleways Society
Fell Walking Clubs
Fell and Rock-Climbing Club
Local Access Forum
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
International Mountain Bike Association
Youth Hostel Association
Visitor Giving is a stunningly simple way of inviting voluntary donations from visitors who feel inspired to put something back into looking after the fells they love.
Through business members of responsible tourism organisation and Fix the Fells partner Nurture Lakeland, which delivers Visitor Giving in Cumbria, over £500,000 has been donated to help repair and maintain the upland paths which so many people come to walk each year.
Got a business and want to get involved?
If you’re feeling inspired to join the band of businesses helping to look after our spectacular landscape, find out more about how to get involved. Below is a list of some of our fundraising businesses:
We also share links with related organisations. Have a look at some of these links below: