A natural partnership

We’ve teamed up with the National Trust to support nature and young people. Find out why, and what we’re up to, below.

A National Trust place

Nature is fragile. The Trust was established to protect it for future generations, but we all need to play a part. That’s why we’re pleased to be their official partner.

Together, we want our partnership to be one of opportunity. The opportunity for families to have memorable days out, the opportunity for school kids to spark a love for nature, and the opportunity for British nature to recover.

You can find out more about our projects below.

Next Generation Nature

We’re funding this National Trust programme, providing up to 6,000 children and young people with access to nature who otherwise may struggle to access outdoor spaces.

The positive effect of nature on mental health and wellbeing have been widely shown. Children exposed to nature early in life are more likely to develop a love for it as an adult too, and seek to protect it.

Kids Eat Free

In 2023, we provided thousands of free lunches for children at National Trust cafes. All subscribers to Kite, our free debit card and app for kids, could claim a digital voucher to redeem on their day out. Keep an eye out for the return of Kids Eat Free for summer 2024.

We’re also providing funding for Summer of Play: during activity-packed days in July and August, kids can try different sports, follow nature trails or spark creativity with arts and crafts workshops.

UK peatland restoration

Only 3% of the world’s surface is peatland, but peatland absorbs more carbon than all of the world’s rainforests put together. That’s why we’re funding seven peatland restoration projects across the UK. These projects will restore peatland and facilitate feasibility studies, which will aid future restoration elsewhere. At the moment, 80% of the UK’s peatland is in bad condition. It’s too dry, and when peatland is too dry it actually releases carbon instead of absorbing it. Restoring our iconic peatland landscapes is a vital sustainability project.