Be a Friend of the Dales

Our charity receives no government funding so we rely entirely on voluntary contributions from people, communities and businesses in the form of subscriptions, donations and legacies.

Become a Member

All membership subscriptions directly support our work in defending the Dales landscape, wildlife and communities against inappropriate development, pollution and loss of diversity and habitat.

Members also become part of a community of likeminded people, passionate about environmental and conservation issues – who are kept up to date with our latest news through our quarterly magazine, The Yorkshire Dales Review.

You can also give a membership as a gift to celebrate a birthday, wedding anniversary or Christmas.

Membership starts at just £25 / annum for individual membership and £35 for joint membership.

Make a Donation

Every donation, large or small, directly funds our environmental campaigns. With your help our volunteer team can work even harder to keep the Yorkshire Dales vibrant and thriving for generations to come. Donations can be Gift Aided.

Leave a Gift in your Will

Unlike big national charities, which may rely on legacies for up to 50% of their income, our charity doesn’t expect to receive legacies every year. Your legacy gift could make a real difference as new threats and opportunities are always before us in the Dales and legacy income helps us respond to these quickly and plan for the future with confidence.

To leave a gift in your will, we recommend speaking to your solicitor. They will want to know our charity’s registration details and the type of gift you prefer. This could be a specific sum or perhaps a fixed percentage of your estate.

Become a Supporter 

Being a Supporter doesn’t cost a penny. Sign up below to receive regular email newsletters with information about our campaigns, events and news stories about the Yorkshire Dales.

Get Involved

Become a volunteer at our events, which include walks, talks and Dales visits, or find out more about becoming a Trustee of our charity.