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Promoting sustainable and community-led development throughout the Cairngorm National Park.

Who We Are

A small charity passionate about making a big difference

At the Cairngorms Trust, we’re passionate about making a difference. We are a small independent charity on a mission to promote sustainable and community-led development throughout the local area for the benefit of the people who live here and the visitors who come to enjoy all that the Cairngorms National Park has to offer.

As a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation), we want to ensure access to funding and support for local projects and we are committed to working with individuals, organisations, businesses and communities within our region to achieve this.

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What We Do

Provide grants for community-led projects across the Cairngorms

The Cairngorms Trust proudly look after the communities, landscapes and wildlife within the Cairngorms National Park. We know that our area is a living, breathing thing – and we want to see it thrive!

That’s why we provide grants and support for a wide range of community-led projects across the Cairngorms which help safeguard our environment for future generations – investing in initiatives which inspire and support economic development, social enterprise and community projects.

The Cairngorms are at the heart of everything we do and we continually strive to

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Back to the local communities and residents.

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The precious landscapes and wildlife.

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The area's opportunities and economy.

With Your Support

We Can Make A Difference 

At the Cairngorms Trust, your generous support enables us to undertake a wide range of projects within our 5 main strands that contribute to the preservation and enhancement of the Cairngorms National Park.

Path Maintenance

Donations towards path maintenance initiatives ensure that the park's extensive network of trails remains accessible, safe, and well-preserved. This enables visitors to explore the stunning landscapes while minimising their impact on the delicate ecosystems.

Nature Restoration

Our nature restoration projects focus on rejuvenating habitats, restoring native species, and protecting biodiversity. Your contributions help create healthier ecosystems, enhancing the park's resilience and supporting the flora and fauna that make the Cairngorms such an ecologically rich area.


By supporting community-focused initiatives, your donations directly empower local residents and businesses. We collaborate with communities to develop sustainable livelihoods, enhance cultural heritage, and foster a sense of pride and ownership in the park.

Young People

Investing in the next generation is key to securing the future of the Cairngorms. Your support enables us to provide educational programs, outdoor activities, and skill-building opportunities for young people, fostering their love for nature and nurturing the park's future custodians.

E-bike Project

Our Active Cairngorms E-bike project (ACE) helps promote sustainable transportation options in the area. By facilitating the use of electric bikes, we reduce carbon emissions, encourage active lifestyles, provide a cost-effective transport alternative for commuters and enable more people to explore the Cairngorms while minimising their ecological footprint.

How You Can Support Us


Your financial contributions play a crucial role in supporting our initiatives. By donating to Cairngorms Trust, you enable us to invest in vital projects, such as path maintenance, nature restoration, and community development, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the park.


Get creative and organise your own fundraising event to raise awareness and funds for the Cairngorms Trust. From sponsored hikes to virtual challenges, your efforts can make a significant impact in preserving the park's natural beauty and supporting its communities.

Corporate Fundraising

Engage your business in corporate fundraising and make a meaningful difference. By partnering with Cairngorms Trust, you can align your company's values with the conservation of this unique natural heritage, while also fulfilling corporate social responsibility goals.


Join our dedicated team of volunteers and actively contribute to the preservation of the Cairngorms. By volunteering your time and skills, you can directly participate in nature conservation projects, and community initiatives, fostering a sense of ownership and connection to the park.

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Your Support

By supporting The Cairngorms Trust you are helping to preserve the natural beauty, enhance local communities, and ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy all that the Cairngorms National Park has to offer. Donate today and make a difference.

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