Northumberland Wildlife Trust is the largest environmental charity in the region, working to safeguard all native wildlife.

One of 46 Wildlife Trusts across the UK, NWT has campaigned for nature conservation for over 45 years. They aim to inform, educate and involve people of all ages and backgrounds in protecting their environment in favour of wildlife and conservation.

Supported by over 12,000 individual members, over 300 volunteers, 30 corporate members and sponsors in the region, NWT manages and protects critical species and habitats at nature reserves and local sites throughout Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.

Did you know...

NWT was founded in 1971 to protect wildlife and promote nature conservation within Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland. One of 46 Wildlife Trusts across the UK, they are a non-government funded charity, supported by membership, donations, local businesses, charitable trust and grants.

NWT manages over 60 nature reserves across the region and works with partner organisations such as local authorities, landowners and government agencies to try to create a connected landscape, where wildlife can move freely, adapt and thrive.

The charity operates two visitor centres, Northumberlandia in Cramlington and Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre at Druridge Bay. Both have accessible facilities, cafés and reserves featuring trails, with opportunities to view and engage with wildlife. NWT also organises, and participates in, a varied programme of events to highlight the value of nature to the local community.

What makes Northumberland Wildlife Trust different

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is a truly regional charity working with local people across Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland to instil the values of nature conservation, in order to help protect and preserve the local environment and native species.

Other ways to support

The local wildlife needs you, and by doing something small you can become part of something big. They rely on your support, and there are a variety of ways you can make a difference. Whilst they offer a fantastic membership programme for all the family, and gratefully accept donations, there are plenty of other ways you can support their work.

  • Volunteering

  • Fundraising (for example a cake bake or through sponsorship)

  • Remember NWT in your will

You can also help the Trust by supporting their funders and partners including major organisations such as Heritage Lottery (through National Lottery) and People’s Postcode Lottery and others such as: Naked Wines, Vinehouse Farm, Cleaners for Causes.


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