The National Trust looks after special places, forever, for everyone.
The National Trust was founded in the belief that all people have an essential need for nature, beauty and history. It connects and uplifts us in all aspects of our lives. The Trust looks after over 780 miles of the nation's coastline, 250,000 hectares of countryside, over 500 historic sites and over one million objects – preserving them for the future and opening them for everyone to enjoy.
Players of People's Postcode Lottery have supported National Trust projects since 2013, raising over £3 Million to date. In 2021, players are supporting their work to bring people ever closer to nature, beauty and history.
Blossom Together, a new programme for 2021, will commemorate COVID-19 and create new beautiful and useful green spaces near to where people live. Players' support will fund five new tree circles with a supporting cultural programme. This will mark the impact of the pandemic, provide space to reflect and offer opportunities for people to connect with nature and each other.
Players' support will also help the National Trust to serve more people and more communities through Heritage Open Days, England's largest, free to access festival of history and culture. Millions of people have taken part in the festival, discovering local cultural and historical treasures, many for the first time.
As the Trust looks ahead to 2021 with the hope of renewal in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, players of People's Postcode Lottery are helping them to bring communities together and help care for nature. This work has never felt more important.